Flag of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Flag ratio: 2:3
Flag of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands with coat of arms. Flag ratio: 2:3
Flag of the Maritime Province of the Canary Islands, which is based on the current Flag of Tenerife.
Flags of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain and the Canary Islands

The flag of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands is a vertical tricolour of three equal bands of white, blue, and yellow. The state flag includes the Coat of arms of the Canary Islands in the central band; the civil flag omits this. The designs were made official by the Statute of Autonomy of the Canarian Autonomous Community (Organic Law 10/82) on 16 August 1982.

History and meaning

The tricolour flag has its origins in the Canarias Libre movement of the 1960s. It was designed by Carmen Sarmiento and her sons Arturo and Jesus Cantero Sarmiento, and first displayed (in paper form) on 8 September 1961. It combined the blue and white colours of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province of Canary Islands) with the blue and yellow colours of the Province of Las Palmas.[1] The two dogs represented on flag's seal centered on the flag are Perro de Presa Canarios, or Canary Catch Dogs, that were first bred on the Canary Islands by ranchers who use them to herd and protect their cattle. [2]

Colours

The colours of the flag as specified by the Canarian Government are the following:[3]

Pantone CMYK colour model RGB colour model Web colours
Colour Identification C M Y K R G B HTML code
White* Not specified 0% 0% 0% 0% 255 255 255 #FFFFFF
Blue 3005 100% 35% 0% 0% 7 104 169 #0768A9
Yellow 7406 0% 20% 100% 0% 255 204 0 #FFCC00

*Assumed to be pure white due to it not being specified exactly.

Flags of the provinces

Island flags

Other versions

See also


References

  1. ^ History of the Canarian Flag
  2. ^ "Dog symbol of the Canary Islands Disappears".
  3. ^ Boletín Oficial de Canarias número 237, viernes 2 de diciembre de 2005 - 1644. «Manual Identidad Corporativa Gráfica».