Last modified: 2002-11-30 by santiago dotor
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by Pascal Gross
Flag adopted 26th September 2000, coat-of-arms adopted 14th February 1974
From the city council website:
The flag proposal is based on the banner of a moorish king of Seville which was placed by Ferdinand III at the feet of the Virgin of Valme at the Cuarto Sanctuary. This banner has ever since been linked to the history of our city, and is currently placed in the Parish Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, beside the image of Saint Ferdinand. (...)
Rectangular flag with proportions 11:18, red with the coat-of-arms of the city in the centre, one third of the flag's width high.(...)
Dos Hermanas, 7th January 2000.
Pascal Gross, translated by Santiago Dotor, 11 May 2001
Francisco Manuel García from Seville has sent me the Decree approving the flag of Dos Hermanas (Pascal Gross reported it as an official proposal) as published in the Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía (BOJA, Official Bulletin of the Andalusian Regional Government) no. 111 of 26th September 2000:
Decreto 387/2000 de 5 de septiembre por el que se autoriza al Ayuntamiento de Dos Hermanas (Sevilla) para adoptar su bandera Municipal. (...)The coat-of-arms was adopted by Decree no. 513/1974 of 14th February 1974. Francisco Manuel García mentions that the weird 11:18 ratio is very common in the specifications of Andalusian local flags, for no apparent reason.
Bandera: Rectangular, en la proporcion 11 x 18 de color rojo bandera de España. En el centro, sobrepuesto, el Escudo de Armas de la ciudad, cuya altura será de un tercio de la anchura de la bandera. (...)
He also mentions that Dos Hermanas (a city near Seville whose name means two sisters) has a population of 100,000.
Santiago Dotor, 18-19 September 2001