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Official Baja Californa flag
according the art. 6 of the state's constitution
|De facto flag of Baja California||State coat of arms|
|Images by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001|
INEGI and SEP
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001.
I found an article about the emblems in the text of the constitution of the Mexican state of Baja California. Here is a translation of it (the original text is in Spanish, so I could have made some mistakes in the translation):
Chapter 3: About the official symbols.
Art 6: The national flag, the national anthem and the national coat of arms are the obligatory symbols in the whole state. The state can have its own coat of arms. It won't have any other official flags, anthems or coat of arms. The usage of the National symbols is subject to the dispositions of the federal ordinances.
Pascal Vagnat, 03 Jul 1996
"When Baja California reached statehood in 1953, it does not had a coat of arms for its own, thus, at the half of his administration, Governor Braulio Maldonado Sánchez called for a contest. The competition took place on February 24, 1956. Two months later, after the Dirección de Acción Cívica y Cultural, (present-day the Secretariat of Education and Social Well-being) made up a panel of judges. Such a competition was annulated for the works presented did not fulfill the requirements asked by the panel. In this way, the panel chose the four better drafts then asked the respective authors to work another draft resulting as winner Armando Deibouis M. The design was adopted as the official Baja California State coat of arms on 27 September 1956."
From: Escudo in
Gobierno del Estado de Baja California
Quoted and translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, January 19, 2002
|De facto flag of Baja California
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001
by António Martins, 08 Nov 1998
This flag of Baja California dates from 1888.
Don Healy, 05 Jul 1996
"At the same time, Arnulfo Herrera, who works together with the vexilogist and heraldist Enrique Florescano in the National Council for the Culture and the Arts, took steps to investigate what concerns to an unidentified flag of Lower California, which is presumed to correspond to a secessionist attempt - typical - encouraged by the Americans (gringos in Mexican terminology)."
By Jaume Ollé in Flag Report 13.
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