Spain National Flag - Information
The National flag of Spain (Bandera de España) consists three horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (double width), and red with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band; the coat of arms is quartered to display the emblems of the traditional kingdoms of Spain (clockwise from upper left, Castile, Leon, Navarre, and Aragon) 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



Spain Flag - Colors
 Red Hex: #AA151B RGB (170, 21, 27)
 Gold Hex: #AA151B RGB (241, 191, 0)


Spain Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
In 1785, King Charles III chose, from a set of 12 different flags designed by Antonio Valdés y Bazán, a flag with unequal horizontal stripes of red-yellow-red with the national arms on the yellow near the hoist as it was clearly distinguishable from those of other countries. The current design, adopted on December 6, 1978, incorporated a new coat of arms - the crown is prominently displayed to honour the role of the monarchy in the modern Spanish state while retaining the shields of the old Spanish kingdoms and the Pillars of Hercules.


Spain Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
The red and yellow colors are related to those of the oldest Spanish kingdoms: Aragon, Castile, Leon, and Navarre.


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