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Barcelona Province (Catalonia, Spain)

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[Barcelona Province (Spain)]
image by António Martins and Jaume Ollé

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Flag of Barcelona province adopted 27th July 1971, similar to the one adopted recently by the city (vertical stripes).

Jaume Ollé, 14 Feb 1999

Source: Manual del Estado Español (Handbook of the Spanish State, Spanish text only) by Editorial Lama:

  • flag: adopted by the Corporación provincial [provincial council] on the 27th July 1971: "el Pendón provincial, previo informe de la Real Academia de la Historia: "Bandera cuadrada, con nueve listas horizontales, cinco amarillas y cuatro rojas, y en su abismo, o centro, losange con cruz de gules, contoneado de amarillo sin que alcance las orillas, la vaina para enastar será carmesí, propia del Estamento Real.""
  • coat-of-arms: adopted by Royal Ordinance of 1st March 1871 and by the Corporación provincial on the 30th June 1874 (B.O.P. of 10th November 1874).

Pascal Vagnat, 16 Jul 1999

According to the provincial flag description quoted image by Pascal Vagnat:

The provincial banner, after being studied by the Royal History Academy, is a square flag, with nine horizontal stripes, five yellow and four red, and in its center, a lozenge with a cross gules, contoured [the lozenge, not the cross] in yellow in such a manner that it [the contouring] doesn't reach the edges [?], the hoisting sleeve shall be crimson [is this different from the red on the stripes and from the "gules" in the cross?], as usual for the Monarchy.
This differs substantially from the image above originally posted image by Jaume Ollé though he gives the same date. My interpretation of the text above (without the sleeve) would be as follows, based on Jaume Ollé's images in FOTW.

António Martins, 16 Jul 1999

[Barcelona Province (Spain), according to other sources]
image by António Martins

The correct one [must be] square in ratio and with the lozenge fimbriated in yellow (...), as stated in the above description.

Antonio Gutiérrez, 19 Jul 1999

My image is based on the one published image by Vexilla Catalana (generally very well informed about Barcelonese flags). In fact the provincial flags are the flag of the Diputación Provincial (provincial government) and it is very dificult to see it.

Jaume Ollé, 26 Jul 1999