Last modified: 2010-10-08 by eugene ipavec
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image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and José Manuel Erbez, 18 May 2008
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2008
Flag adopted in 2003.
Source: "El Día," 03 Aug 2008
Ivan Sache, 07 Aug 2008
The flag's ratio is 2:3. It is a red over white over yellow horizontal tricolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag on the frontside only. The height of CoA is estimated at half of total height with the crown being in the red stripe and the fess point (?) – i.e. the bottom of shield – touching the yellow stripe.
Red is the colour of the Virgin of the Lights, the patron of Los Silos, who wears also a red coat in the coat of arms. White is the colour of the dynasty of Bourbons, who are again the rulers of Spain. Yellow is the colour of wheat, which gave the municipality its name.
Source: Simbolos De Canarias website by José Manuel Erbez; Primary Source: BOC 2003/070, 10 Apr 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar and 18 May 2008
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2007
A horizontal white over red bicolour. I spotted this flag on 30 January 2007 in the Military Museum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Sources and Credits
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2007
The shield is divided per fess, the chief is divided per pale. The dexter chief shows in a silver (white) field an image of St. Mary of the Lights in natural colour, wearing a red coat. The sinister chief shows in a golden (yellow) field a black tower with silver windows and gate and silver masoned. The base shows in a blue field a mountain in natural colour topped by a black cross, having three black entrances. The shield is topped by a crown.
Source: Simbolos De Canarias website by José Manuel Erbez
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2008