Flag of the Community of Madrid

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Community of Madrid
Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg
Proportion 7:11
Adopted December 23, 1983
Designed by José María Cruz Novillo

The flag of the Community of Madrid is crimson red, with seven five-pointed stars in silver, placed four and three in the centre of the field.[1]

The crimson color stands for Castile as Madrid has been historically Castillian, and the stars represents each of the administrative areas of the province of Madrid, which are the City of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Torrelaguna, San Martín de Valdeiglesias, El Escorial, Getafe and Chinchón.[2] The stars are also thought to represent either the Ursa Major (The Plough asterism) or Ursa Minor constellation, in reference to the bear of the City of Madrid's coat of arms.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Law 2/1983, of 23 december of the Community of Madrid
  2. ^ Complete Flags of the World. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 3 November 2008. pp. 138–. ISBN 978-1-4053-3861-5. 
  3. ^ André G. Bordeleau (22 October 2013). Flags of the Night Sky: When Astronomy Meets National Pride. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 142–. ISBN 978-1-4614-0929-8. 
  4. ^ "City of Madrid". Retrieved 2017-10-29. 

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