Last modified: 2003-01-03 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.|
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags
|Official name:||Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz-Llave / Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz-Llave|
|Short-form names:||Estado de Veracruz / State of Veracruz; Veracruz-Llave; Veracruz|
|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.
|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).
INEGI and SEP
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.
Description of the arms:
Main objects: A red cross, a fortress, and the colums with two ribbons read "Plvs
The texts: "Vera" over the cross.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001
The coat of arms consists of a mainly white “cartouche”,
charged with a shiled like device with the following blazon: per fess,
(light) vert over (light) azure, on the I a castle tower or, on the II the
Columns of Hercules (the current supporters of the
Spanish coat of arms); bordure
(dark) azure, charged with 13 five pointed stars or. The whole is crowned
with a large red cross, with a long lower arm, the others quite short and
patté; bellow and around the cartouch, a garland of red roses.
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999
Description in Spanish could be found here:
The official web site of the Veracruz Government
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán
During a last visit of the spanish kings a flag diagonally divided to the
upper hoist to lower fly, red at hoist and white at fly, was flown
at least in one of the towns of indigenous majority that they visited in Veracruz.
Jaume Ollé, 12 May 1998