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by Jorge Candeias
Sociedad Española de Vexilología (SEV)
c/o Tomás Rodriguez Peñas
Urbanizatión Virgen de Iciar, 21
28220 MAJADAHONDA (Madrid)
President/Other: Jesús Ruiz de Burgos Moreno, president
Secretary: Tomás Rodriguez Peñas, secretary
Telephone: +34 (1) 307 61 32 (Tomás Rodriguez Peñas)
e-mail: Jorge Hurtado Maqueda
Home Page: http://www.arrakis.es/~sevex/sevhome.htm
Established: 31 October 1977
FIAV Member Since: 1979 Jun 29
Membership Status: full
Banderas (ISSN 0213-0955; Spanish; quarterly; since 1979)
Gaceta de Banderas (Spanish/French/English; eight times a year; since 1979 (in collaboration with Centre Belgo-Européen d'Études des Drapeaux))
by Luis Miguel Arias
Several proposals for the flag of the 17th Congress of the Sociedad Española de Vexilología (SEV) held in Valencia in 2002 were submitted by Spanish vexillologists. The winner was Luis Miguel Arias's.
The square white field is that of the SEV flag. The two digits which make up the number 17 show the flags of Valencia (both the city and the autonomous community) and Spain.
The bat (Valencian "rat penat" or winged rat) is a common charge in municipal arms of the former territories of the Kingdom of Aragon, particularly in Valencian ones, the most known one being of course that of Valencia city.
Even though it is now always blazoned and shown as a (usually black) bat, it is actually a mistaken representation of the crest of the Aragonese royal arms, a dragon. This can still be seen on some arms, as is the case with the arms of the Valencian Community or those of the Diputación Provincial (provincial government) of Valencia
Santiago Dotor, 9 May 2002