Flag of Spain (GIF)

The flag of Spain (Spanish: Bandera de España), known as the "Rojo y Amarillo," or "Red and Yellow," consists of three horizontal stripes: a bold yellow band in the middle, flanked by two equally sized red bands. On the left side of the center of the yellow stripe, which is twice the height of the red stripe, there is the national coat of arms of Spain. The design harkens back to Spain's historical connection to the Royal Banner of Castile and León, dating to the late 15th century, when the Catholic Monarchs united these two powerful kingdoms. The yellow stripe symbolizes generosity, and the red stripes represent the bloodshed by those who fought for Spain, as well as the Spanish people's love and attachment to their homeland. This flag has been the national emblem of Spain since 1981 and reflects the country's rich history and cultural identity.

Adopted:May 15, 1785 (original version),
October 5, 1981 (current version)
Designed by:Antonio Valdés y Bazán
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇪🇸

The coat of arms of Spain is a complex and historically significant emblem. At its core is a central shield divided into six smaller sections, each representing a different historical kingdom or region of Spain, including Castile, León, Aragon, Navarre, Granada, and the House of Bourbon. The pillars of Hercules, with the Latin motto "PLUS ULTRA" (More Beyond), flank the shield, symbolizing Spain's historical exploration and expansion into the New World. Above the shield is a royal crown, highlighting the country's monarchy. The coat of arms is rich in historical and regional symbolism, emphasizing the unity and diverse heritage of Spain, while the motto signifies Spain's role as a pioneering global power during its colonial period.

The Spain flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Spain, officially known as the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its capital is Madrid, and its population is about 47.33 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Algeria, Andorra, France, Italy, Morocco, and Portugal.

The waving flag of Spain without a coat of arms
Capital and largest city:Madrid
Other major cities:Barcelona,
Official language:Spanish
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:87.2% Spaniards,
12.8% others
Religions:67.0% Catholic Church,
27.2% No religion,
3.1% Other Religions
Nationality names:Spanish, Spaniard
Area:505,990 km²
(195,360 sq mi)
Population:47.33 million (2021)
Country codes:ES, ESP (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.es
Calling code:+34

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Spain (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de España), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Spain
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Spain


Wikipedia has updated the flag with a darker red and yellow for the flag
May 6, 2022 at 2:15 PM
May 8, 2022 at 6:24 PM

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