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Crest and Flag
I put this on the other León page, but the question wasn't answered, so I will ask it here. Why is it that every site I have looked at, especially a few national León sites say that and show that the flag is in a 'purpure' (royal purple) field with an 'argent' (white or silver) crest with a 'gules' (royal red) rampant lion crowned royal with a crown of 'or' (gold) set in a border of a crown royal of 'or' (gold)? Yet on here you have a purple lion in a purpure flag with a white background. - Questioning Researcher —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:00, 7 May 2009 (UTC) ~In addition, only 3 sites show a purple Lion (the three used for references in the articles), while the rest show a red. I will give site links in the future. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:08, 7 May 2009 (UTC) ~Flags of the World site speaks of the flag of León http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/es-le-le.html ~Here you can see the Flag of Spain has a purple lion, but the Castile and Leon flag has a red lion http://www.flagpictures.org/spain.htm ~Here is a picture with a purpure (red color with a hint of blue) lion not a purple one http://www.flagsonline.it/Bandiere/bangrandi/castilla-leon.jpg ~And a historical record of royal standards http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flagsbay.com/flag/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/kingdom-of-castile-leon-1230-1516.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.flagsbay.com/flag/2008/10/13/the-flags-of-christopher-columbus/&usg=__ZUwInC6AXx_ZKDv2_3HEdx3aEiU=&h=216&w=364&sz=9&hl=en&start=47&um=1&tbnid=3wrT_PuM91QBLM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dimage%2Bof%2Bthe%2BFlag%2Bof%2BLe%25C3%25B3n%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D36%26um%3D1 ~And here are pictures of actual flags used, once again historical http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3250/ok/okpics/ok01flag.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3250/ok/ok14flag.html&usg=__AB8SLrxFMH5TaoJekhdGL1-4syM=&h=242&w=370&sz=70&hl=en&start=252&um=1&tbnid=iqOFc4TMHdCXzM:&tbnh=80&tbnw=122&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dimage%2Bof%2Bthe%2BFlag%2Bof%2BLe%25C3%25B3n%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D234%26um%3D1 ~In fact, the only time I have seen a Purple Lion, is when a company manufactures the flag, even in Spain is the Lion shown a more of a red with a hint of blue (purpure) instead of purple lion. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:50, 7 May 2009 (UTC)Questioning Researcher
- I agree--188.8.131.52 06:13, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Bad idea. There are several cities in the world with name Leon.
I just made some extensive edits to this article, including further wikification and the removal of the following empty sections:
The cathedral is mentioned near the beginning of the article; if someone wants to expand on these (or make new pages for them by following the links), go right ahead.
I wasn't sure what was intended by the word "decadence" in the following sentence, so I left it:
- In the 16th century, the economic and demographic decadence set in which continued until the 19th century.
There were some other rough points that I didn't know enough about the subject matter to improve.
Finally, I had no idea how to improve the following sentence, so I just removed it:
- Then prosperity expanded the old city westward beyond its walls and the squares, the Plaza Mayor and the Plaza del Mercado, and the avenues, modern buildings, parks and gardens that extended the city onto the former floodplain.
Uhh... would someone like to tackle that?
- dcljr 01:45, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Stained glass photo
I have this photo of stainned glass of the lionese cathedral
but i dont know how to put it into the article
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Bruno Unna 22:31, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
The longitude and latitude don't correspond to what Google Earth gives me - I've got the same coörds you can find on the French translation. Has someone got a map that can confirm/deny my suspicion?
Requested move (May 2006)
León, León → León, Spain … Rationale: There are at least two localities which can lay claim to the dab format "León, León"– this one (the capital of the spanish province of León), and León, Nicaragua, capital of León Department. The suggested move will more clearly indicate which city of León is being talked about. (NB: Yes, I'm aware that at present León, Spain serves as a disambig page itself- but as part of this proposal, I don't think that that disambig needs to be preserved (at least, not as a separate page). See for example what is done with Barcelona (the city) and Barcelona (the province)- the city takes the name, other derivative entities are disambiguated as required. All that is needed would be to have a banner saying for other uses, see León (disambiguation)).--cjllw | TALK 08:34, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
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Why has been the link to the Anthem of the City, el Himno a León, deleted?