State flags of Mexico

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Most Mexican states do not have an official flag. For these states, a de facto flag is used for civil and state purposes, typically consisting of a white background charged with the state's coat of arms.[1]

At least four states have official flags: Durango, Jalisco, Querétaro and Quintana Roo. Except for Jalisco, each official flag is simply a white background charged with the state's coat of arms.

Two states have provisions in their constitutions explicitly declaring that there shall be no official state flag. These states are Baja California[2] and Campeche.[3]

Official state flags[edit]

Durango
(adopted March 9, 2014)[4] 
Jalisco
(adopted February 22, 2007)[5] 
Querétaro
(adopted September 22, 2015)[6] 
Quintana Roo
(adopted October 8, 2013)[7] 

Official coat of arms as state flag[edit]

Tamaulipas
(adopted December 15, 2011)[8] 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRW Flags; Mexico; retrieved May 2016
  2. ^ "Constitución Política" (PDF). bajacalifonia.gob.mx. Gobierno del Estado. Retrieved May 20, 2016.  Per Chapter 3, Article 6, "there shall be no other flags ... of official character" (No habrá otros banderas ... de carácter oficial).
  3. ^ "Constitución Política" (PDF). campeche.gob.max. Gobierno del Estado. Retrieved May 20, 2016.  Per Chapter 2, Article 5, "there shall be no other flags ... of official character" (No habrá otros banderas ... de carácter oficial).
  4. ^ "Ley sobre el Escudo, la Bandera y el Himno del Estado de Durango". durango.gob.mx (in Spanish). Gobierno del Estado. Retrieved May 15, 2016.  The state flag is described in Chapter 3, Articles 10 through 15.
  5. ^ "Ley sobre el Escudo, Bandera e Himno del Estado de Jalisco" (PDF). jalisco.gob.mx (in Spanish). Congreso del Estado. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ley de Escudo, la Bandera y el Himno del Estado de Querétaro" (PDF). legislaturaqueretaro.gob.mx (in Spanish). LVIII Legislatura del Estado de Querétaro. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ley sobre la Bandera del Estado de Quintana Roo" (PDF). congresoqroo.gob.mx (in Spanish). Poder Legislativo. Retrieved April 29, 2016.  The date of adoption is given in "Se Iza por Primera Vez la Bandera de Quintana Roo". Cancun Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ley sobre el Escudo y el Himno de Tamaulipas" (PDF). tamaulipas.gob.mx (in Spanish). Gobierno de Tamaulipas. Retrieved December 15, 2011.  The law does not explicitly declare a state flag. Instead, Article 3 states that the state's coat of arms can be represented in the form of a flag (puede representarse en forma de Bandera) and gives rules on how the coat of arms shall appear when used in that form. The article specifies that the flag shall consist of the coat of arms on a white background, and gives further physical specifications. Chapter 4 (Articles 7 through 18) gives rules regarding the use of the coat of arms when it is in the form of a flag (en su modalidad de Bandera).