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Municipality of Castro Urdiales (Cantabria, Spain)

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[Municipality of Castro Urdiales (Cantabria, Spain)]
by Blas Delgado

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I spent some days in Cantabria in August 2000. Castro Urdiales, very near the regional border with the Basque Country, has a green flag with a white saltire couped i.e. not reaching the corners. The cuts on the saltire's ends are vertical. On the centre is the city's coat-of-arms. I saw this flag at the city hall and somewhere else I cannot remember now.

This is different from Eduardo Panizo's image below, which is simply light green with a yellow saltire throughout i.e. not couped, heraldically speaking. Eduardo Panizo himself shows the flag as light green with a white saltire and a (missing) centred coat-of-arms at his website.

At the local yacht club I did see however the green flag with a saltire throughout (I could not tell whether this was white or very light yellow), together with the flag of Cantabria and that of the Club Náutico de Castro Urdiales.

Santiago Dotor, 8 September 2000

My image is based on the photograph in this website.

Blas Delgado, 12 November 2001

Flag Variant or Misinterpretation

[Municipality of Castro Urdiales, variant or misinterpretation (Cantabria, Spain)]
by Eduardo Panizo, exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor

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