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México (Estado de ...), Mexico

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

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

[Estado de México unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by António Mártins, June 22, 1999.
See: Coat of arms of white bakground: unofficial flags

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Presentation of the Estado de México:

Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de México / Free and Sovereign State of México
Short-form names: Estado de México / State of México; México.
Location: A land-locked state in Center-South of Mexico.
It is surrounded by the States of Querétaro de Arteaga and Hidalgo (N); Puebla and Tlaxcala (E); Distrito Federal, Guerrero and Morelos (S); and Michoacán de Ocampo (W).
Area: 21,196 km2
Municipalities: 122
Population: 13'096,686 inhabitants
Capital: Toluca (Pop.: 666,596 -2000-)
Statehood: October 3, 1824
Arms adopted: Unknown date.

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

State coat of arms

The coat of arms consists of a golden “cartouche” displaying a medal with the national arms in the upper part, and charged with a squarish samnitic (“french”) shield. This is divided per fess, the I being further divided per pale: the dexter shows an aztec pyramid on a mountain landscape; and the sinister two silver (?) crosses on a green hill against a blue fading sky, in foreground a firing cannon. The lower part has a background of yellow and brown rays coming from the middle of the shield, and a brownish orange bottom stripe charged with 14 green acorns (?). Over all this bottom half of the shield, an open book charged with a pick and a spade crossed per saltire, over a cogwheel and a shovel; above the book, extending over to the upper part of the shield (and with acompaigning division line inset!) something I couldn't really understand (a medal, maybe?). A bordure gules, charged in chief with 16 bees, and with the lettering "LIBERTAD TRABAJO CVLTVRA" (freedom, work, culture) all around.
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999