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Sinaloa, Mexico

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

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

Sinaloa unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Pascal Gross and
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, April 20, 2002.
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags

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Presentation of Sinaloa:

Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa / Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa
Short-form names: Estado de Sinaloa / State of Sinaloa; Sinaloa
Location: East of Mexico. It limits the Mexican States of Tamaulipas (N), San Luis Potosí (NW), Hidalgo and
Puebla (W) Oaxaca (S), Tabasco and Chiapas (SE), and the Gulf of Mexico.
Area: 72,815 km2
Municipalities: 207
Population: 6'700,000 inhabitants
Capital: Xalapa (Pop.: 195,000)
Statehood: October 3, 1824
Arms adopted: November 23, 1954, by decree of October 11, 1954.
Though the arms of the Veracruz city had been used since Charles V granted them (1523).

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

Coat of arms

Sinalo coat of arms
by Pascal Gross, April 20, 2002.

An oval shield crested with the same motive as the national emblem (but not in the same specific arrangement), and set on a compartment of rock where can be seen some reptile green body (the posterior of the snake in the crest? doubtfully...). The shiled itself has a border of bright reddish purple (the east german malinorot) semee of flowers (?) with withe center and red petals and charged from upper dexter to lower sinister (as if in querters I and IV) of black stylized human footprints (!), the first and the last protuding outside the shield... White sans serif uppercase lettering "SINALOA" in the top and "1831" in the bottom. The field is qurtered, being the background colors of each quarter purple, red, dark yellow and blue. In the charges one can tell a deer head, smoking white clouds (IV), two anchors (III and IV), large chain links (III), flames (III), a castle (II) and a setting golden crescent (II)...
António Martins, 01 Sep 1999