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Flag of Galicia

Galicia
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1984
Design White field with a blue band crossing the flag from the top-left corner to the bottom-right. The State flag also has the coat of arms on top. [0]
Colors
#FFFFFF
#0099CC

History

The flag of Galicia appeared for first time in the 19th century, probably based on the colours of the ancient medieval flags of the Kingdom of Galicia. Originally, the flag was probably a blue St Andrew's Cross over a white field – St Andrew is one of the most popular saints in Galicia. The Coat of Arms of Galicia was actually the former flag of the Kingdom of Galicia. [0]

Meaning

Colors blue, white and gold were always related with Galicia. The chalice and the golden crosses on blue background have been its symbol since medieval times. [0]