Spain flag colors, meaning and significance


    What are the official colors of Spain flag?

    The colors of the Spain flag are officially defined by the Spanish Royal Decree 441/1981 of 27 February, 1981
    Flag Red (Rojo Bandera) Hex: #AA151B; RGB: 170:21:27
    Flag Weld-Yellow (Amarillo-gualda Bandera) Hex: #F1BF00; RGB: 241:191:0
    The red and yellow colors are related to those of the oldest Spanish kingdoms: Aragon, Castile, Leon, and Navarre. The Spanish Royal Decree 441/1981 of 27 February, 1981 did not specify any official meaning or significance to the colors

      Coat of Arms

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    Coat of Arms on Spanish flag

    The coat of arms on the flag of Spain shows the Spanish royal crown above a blazon that is quartered to display the emblems of the traditional kingdoms of Spain (clockwise from upper left, Castile, Leon, Navarre, and Aragon) and overall an escutcheon Azure bordure Gules, three fleurs-de-lys Or (for the regnant House of Bourbon-Anjou) while Granada is represented by the stylized pomegranate at the bottom of the shield; the arms are framed by two columns representing the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; the red scroll across the two columns bears the imperial motto of "Plus Ultra" (further beyond) referring to Spanish lands beyond Europe
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