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Flag of Ávila Province - Image by Santiago Dotor, 6 October 2004
Ávila Province (171,896 inhabitants in 2010; 8,048 sq. km) is located in the south of Castile and León.
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2011
According to Manual del Estado Español (text), the "traditional flag" of Ávila Province is "red with the provincial coat of arms in the center".
Banderas y Escudos de las provincias de España [e9s92], published by the Ministry of Public Administrations, shows the flag with the arms as high as 1/3 of the flag's height.
Pascal Vagnat & Santiago Dotor, 6 October 2004
Coat of arms of Ávila Province - Image by Santiago Dotor, 6 October 2004
The "age-old coat of arms" (meaning that there is no known adoption date) of Ávila Province is (provincial website):
The coat of arms of Ávila Province depicts the arms of its six Legal Districts [partidos judiciales] and of the provincial capital, arranged as follows:
1. Argent a castle proper inflamed (Arenas de San Pedro).
2. Quarterly, 1. and 4. Argent a crow proper on a terrace vert, 2. and 3. Or two tree proper on a terrace vert (Piedrahíta).
3. Azure a knight argent riding bareback a horse of the same issuant from a castle proper (Arévalo).
4. Azure a zebra proper on a terrace vert (Cebreros).
5. Azure a three-arched bridge proper over waves azure and argent, under the central arch a boat proper ensigned with a cross argent (El Barco de Ávila).
Inescutcheon. Gules the Ávila cathedral argent on its dome King Alfonso bearing crown, sword and scepter all of the same, in base the lettering sable "Ávila del Rey" (Ávila).
The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed, of the Bourbon dynasty, which established the provincial governments.
Pascal Vagnat, 16 July 1999