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Canary Islands (Spain)

Canarias, Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias

Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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[Canary Islands (Spain), official flag] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé

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Civil Flag

[Canary Islands (Spain), civil flag] 2:3
by Jorge Candeias

Historical 20th Century Proposals

José Manuel Erbez wrote me, "In my opinion, the best summary of the history of the Canary flag and my main source of information for my webpage and my article in Flag Report is Hernández Bravo de Laguna 1994".

Santiago Dotor, 17 December 1999

Ateneo proposal

['Ateneo' proposal (Canary Islands, Spain)]
by Jaume Ollé

The Canary Islands were originally inhabited by a branch of the Berber people (the Guanches) which were exterminated. The islands were occupied by Catalans near 1300 and by Castile in the 15th century. The first modern flag for the island was hoisted in the early 20th century at the home of a cultural society called Ateneo (Atheneum).

Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1996

Poet Estévanez's proposal

[Poet Estevanez's proposal (Canary Islands, Spain)]
by Jaume Ollé

In 1907 another flag was proposed (very similar to the current Saint Lucia flag but with a red background), the triangle (mountain) blue, and the upper part white (snow). The flag symbolised Mount Teide on Tenerife island and wasn't accepted by the other large island (Grand Canary).

Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1996

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