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Hidalgo, Mexico

Estado Libre y Soberano de Hidalgo / Free and Sovereign State of Hidalgo

Last modified: 2003-01-03 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Note: Hidalgo has no official flag, but one in white charged with the coat of arms is broadly used:

[Hidalgo unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by António Mártins, February, 1999.
See: Coat of arms of white bakground: unofficial flags

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Presentation of Hidalgo:

Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de Hidalgo / Free and Sovereign State of Hidalgo
Short-form names: Estado de Hidalgo / State of Hidalgo; Hidalgo.
Location: Land-locked stated in center-south of Mexico.
It neighbors the States of San Luis Potosí (N), Veracruz-Llave (NE), Puebla (E), Tlaxcala (SE), México (S), and Guanajuato (W).
Area: 20,502 km2
Municipalities: 84
Population: 2'235,591 inhabitants
Capital: Pachuca de Soto (Pop.: 245,208)
Statehood: October 3, 1824
Arms adopted: Unknown date.

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms consists of a squarish samnitic (“french”) shield divided per fess and lined or (the lining includes the dividing line!). The I is argent, a mountain peak in natural colors (no snow) between a church bell at dexter and a phrygian cap (?) at sinister. The II is chequy of azure and azure (!), a drum and its sticks or lined sable and ornamented argent, vert and gules (national colors), on a ground (water) argent with waves (?) and fishes (?) of the same. Behind the shield, two flags with poles crossed in saltire: the current national flag at sinister and a blue background rectangular variation of the Guadalupe banner at dexter.
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999

Blue rectangular variant of the 1810 revolt flag

Variant of the 1810 revolt flag
by António Martins, 24 Jun 1999

General Hidalgo’s flag shows in the current official state coat of arms (in a suitable rectangular variant, since that “flag” was in fact a church banner with the Virgin of Guadalupe).
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999