Flag of Aragon
|Design||Four horizontal red stripes on a golden background, charged with the coat of arms of Aragon. |
The current Coat of arms of Aragon was first documented in 1499. Its fourth quarter, the Coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon, features on the Coat of Arms of Spain, as well as the flags and heraldry of several territories in Spain and abroad which were ruled by the Crown of Aragon, such as Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Languedoc-Roussillon. The flag of modern Aragon, adopted in 1983, has the arms over the Crown arms. 
The Coat of arms of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Aragon was first chronicled in 1499 by Pablo Hurus. The first quarter represents the legendary Kingdom of Sobrarbe and the establishment of Aragonese liberty. The second, the Cross of Íñigo Arista, represents the Pyrenees and the monarchy. The third has the St George's Cross, with four severed Moors' heads to represent the conquest as Aragon extended into the plains, with tradition stating that the saint helped the Aragonese in the battle. The fourth quarter has the pallets, representing the union of Aragon to the Counties of Catalonia to create the Crown of Aragon, of which they are the coat of arms. The third quarter is inspired by the coat of arms and flag of Sardinia. Aragon ruled Sardinia from in the 14th and 15th centuries. The forth represents the bars of Aragon, that are the basis of the flag and that historically represented the King of the Crown of Aragon.