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Municipality of Ribera de Arriba (Asturias, Spain)

Concejo de Ribera de Arriba

Last modified: 2010-03-20 by eugene ipavec
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[Ribera de Arriba (Asturias, Spain)] (1984)
image by Eduardo Panizo, who also designed the flag; see Introduction

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As far as I know Eduardo Panizo designed this flag in 1984, before the new South African flag, and it represents the fact that the town is at the merge of two rivers: the Nalón and the Caudal.

José Carlos Alegría, 22 Sep 1999

...And before the Tuva flag.

Jaume Ollé, 23 Sep 1999

Asturian vexillologist Eduardo Panizo sent me an update on the flag and coat-of-arms of Ribera de Arriba, the first Asturian town whose coat-of-arms is approved by the autonomous government of Asturias. He says there are no official colour shades for the flag nor for the arms.

Santiago Dotor, 25 Jan 2000

The municipal flag of Ribera de Arriba, Asturias, Spain, designed by Eduardo Panizo, was approved legally with no mention of the color shades of blue and green in the text, but Mr. Panizo recommended the municipality the usage of Pantone Blue 072 and Pantone Green 354.

The municipality has always respected those shades of colors when ordering official flags to the manufacturers, even when they are not officially sanctioned by law.

Jose C. Alegria, 28 Sep 2005

Green flag with a light blue pall, fimbriated white, issuing from the hoist.

Santiago Dotor, 30 Dec 2005

Did Mr Panizo have a certain national flag from the Southern Hemisphere in mind when he designed this flag?

Andries Burgers, 05 Oct 2005

According to our site, Panizo's design predates the adoption of similar designs by South Africa and Tuva (Russia). He may have been influenced by Nigeria, though… ;-) Seriously, the pale is a common heraldic charge when it comes to represent the confluence of two rivers.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 05 Oct 2005


[Coat-of-arms (Ribera de Arriba, Asturias)]
image by Eduardo Panizo

Former coat-of-arms
[Former coat-of-arms (Ribera de Arriba, Spain)]
image by Eduardo Panizo