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City of Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain)

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[City of Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain)]
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[During a recent vacation, I noticed that] in San Sebastián, interestingly, both the ayuntamiento [city council] and the main library flew only the municipal flag: a plain white flag with a small blue canton. The canton appeared to be square and about 40% of the height of the hoist, but this may not be exactly correct.

Vincent Morley, 09 Oct 1999

Flying the city flag alone is a common solution to avoid flying the Spanish flag – which would attract independentist flag-burning mobs – or flying the Basque flag without flying the Spanish one – which is illegal in official buildings, including Basque Government ones – .

Santiago Dotor, 14 Oct 1999