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Cáceres Province (Extremadura, Spain)

Last modified: 2001-05-12 by santiago dotor
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According to the Manual del Estado Español (Handbook of the Spanish State, Spanish text only) by Editorial Lama, there is no flag, the coat of arms being adopted by the Diputación Provincial on 21st November 1980:

Escudo partido. En el primer cuartel, sobre campo de gules, castillo de oro, iluminado de azur. En el cuartel de la siniestra, sobre campo de plata, león rampante de gules. Timbrado de corona real abierta ornada de piedras preciosas. Cargado el todo sobre cruz verde de Alcántara, fileteada en oro.

Pascal Vagnat, 16 July 1999

Cáceres province does not currently have a flag.

Jaume Ollé, 27 February 2000

Cáceres Separatist Flag

A vexillologist wrote me recently and spoke about a flag of Caceres [separatists] that want the separation of the province (from Extremadura, not from Spain). I will search for more information, but the flag (short lived) is described as red, white and green (horizontal), and was only hoisted at a demonstration in January 1983. Their leader seems to have been Miguel Cañada.

Jaume Ollé, 13 September 1999

Any idea if this movement still lives on? Detaching Cáceres from Extremadura would have a queer result, since this region consists of only two provinces: Cáceres and Badajoz. When it was created, a lot of criticism was raised, saying that this is an artificial region, consisting of a typically Andalusian south half, Badajoz province, and a Castilian (some would say even Leonese) north half, Cáceres province. Although this is so in every aspect —anthropological, historical and even geographical, and actually the regional government's logo explores the landscape duality— Extremaduran people seem to have developed some awareness and sense of belonging to their region. I wonder how much the quite beautiful flag and its pride inspiring usage have influenced this.

António Martins, 13 September 1999

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