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Veracruz-Llave, Mexico

Veracruz: Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz-Llave / Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz-Llave

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

Veracruz unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags

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Presentation of Veracruz-Llave:

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.
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

Veracruz coat of arms
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.

Description of the arms:

Main objects: A red cross, a fortress, and the colums with two ribbons read "Plvs Vltra".
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

Veracruz native flag?

Veracruz native flag?
by António Martins

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