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|by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001
Official Baja Californa flag according the art. 6 of the State's Constitution
|by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, November 2005
Coat of arms by Banco de México
|See: Coat of arms of white bakground: unofficial flags|
INEGI and SEP
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001.
I found an article about the emblems in the text of the constitution of the Mexican state of Baja California. Here is a translation of it (the original text is in Spanish, so I could have made some mistakes in the translation):
Chapter 3: About the official symbols.
Art 6: The national flag, the national hymn and the national coat-of-arms are the obligatory symbols in the whole state, but this one can have its own coat-of-arms. It won't have any other official flags, hymns or coat-of-arms. The usage of the National symbols is subject to the dispositions of the federal ordinances.
Pascal Vagnat, 03 Jul 1996
by Banco de México,
"When Baja California reached statehood in 1953, it does not had a coat of arms for its own, thus, at the half of his administration, Governor Braulio Maldonado Sánchez called for a contest. The competition took place on February 24, 1956 and two months later after the Dirección de Acción Cívica y Cultural, (present-day the Secretariat of Education and Social Well-being) made up a panel of judges.
Such a competition was annulated for the works presented did not fulfill the requirements asked by the panel. In this way, the panel chose the four better drafts then asked the respective authors to work another draft resulting as winner Armando Deibouis M.
The design was adopted as the official Baja California State coat of arms on 27 September 1956."
From: Escudo in Gobierno del Estado de Baja California (Official web site)
Quted and translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, January 19, 2002.
This flag of Baja California dates from 1888.
Don Healy, 05 Jul 1996
"At the same time, Arnulfo Herrera, who works together with the vexilogist and heraldist Enrique Florescano in the National Council for the Culture and the Arts, took steps to investigate what concerns to an unidentified flag of Lower California, which is presumed to correspond to a secessionist attempt - typical - encouraged by the Americans (gringos in Mexican terminology)."
By Jaume Ollé in Flag Report 13.