Flag of Cantabria
|Use||Civil and state flag|
|Adopted||December 22, 1984|
|Design||Two horizontal bands of same width, white on top, red on the bottom|
The colors of the official flag of Cantabria (Spain), which is the symbol of the region, are established in the very text of the Autonomy Statute. Only the characteristics of the coat of arms that was to feature in the regional flag were left to specify, which was carried out by a Law of the Regional Assembly, approved on December 22 of 1984. From that moment on, the flag of Cantabria is made up of two horizontal stripes of equal width, white on the top and red on the bottom, and the regional coat of arms in its center. The flag design is heir to the ship registration flag of the maritime province of Santander, assigned by Royal Order of July 30, 1845.
Nowadays, some social and political groups claim the official use of the Cantabrian labarum either instead of or alongside the present flag. Several townships have already accepted the proposition of using said flag and placing it on the balcony of the Town Hall during the 28th of July, Day of the Institutions of Cantabria.  .
- "ADIC se muestra satisfecho de que el 28 de julio vuelva a ser festivo". El Faradio. July 30, 2015.
- Symbols of Cantabria (Spanish)
- The Lábaru, or Cantabrian Labarum.