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Sonora (Mexico)

Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora

Last modified: 2022-09-23 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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De facto flag

De facto flag of Sonora 4:7[Non-official proportions] [State flag] [Defacto flag] [One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 6 October 2001

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Sonora, Mexico
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 6 October 2001.

The Sonora Coat of Arms features the main traditions and most important economic activities make the State famous among its counterparts, it is a squarish samnitic (“french”) shield, party per fess. The chief is in turn parted per chevron in white, showing a Yaqui performing the traditional Deer Dance (Yaqui Deer Dancer) in propper colors; the dexter triangle is vert, a mine entrance in naturalistic rendition charged with a pick and shovel , crossed per saltire (representing the labors that made Sonora one of the richest mining areas in the region); the sinister triangle is gules, a row of three bundles of wheath in perspective (so that the first is larger and obscures the following), charged over all with a sickle sable. The lower part is parted per pale, being the dexter or, a cow's head in a taxidermic position in propper colors, and the sinister filled with a map of the state in yellow (lacking the visible portions of Baja California, but showing Isla Tiburón, just off of Kino Bay), with sea in blue and a tuna fish, one of the main sea resourses of the state. Bordure azure, charged in point with the lettering "ESTADO DE SONORA" (State of Sonora) in upper case letters gules, being the word "DE" slightly smaller.

António Martins, 22 June 1999;
Adrián Fuentes, 29 July 1999; and
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 17 January 2002

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