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Asturian nationalist movements (Spain)


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Movements currently active

Partíu Asturianista


Flag of Partíu Asturianista - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 20 November 2020

Partíu Asturianista ( presentationwas founded in 1985, with the goals of recognition of Asturias as a historical nationality of Spain, giving the official status to Asturian language and constitutional reforms which would expand Asturian autonomy to the maximum extent possible according to the Constitution of Spain.

The flag of Partíu Asturianista is white, charged with the large logo of the party: an incompletely visible green leaf, partly hidden by blue initials "PAS", with the full name of the party inscribed beneath, also in blue. When the logo is used as a stand-alone emblem, the party name is usually inscribed without the acute accent above the first "i" (photo, photo, photo) and sometimes is completely omitted (photo), but on the flags, it always contains the acute accent (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo).

Tomislav Todorović, 20 November 2020

Andecha Astur


Flag of the proposed Asturian Republic - Image by Lluis Nel & Santiago Dotor, 25 February 2003

The Asturian party Andecha Astur calls for the establishment of an Asturian Republic "Socialist and Sovereign", associated with a blue flag charged with the Cross of Victory, without the Greek letters, and a red star in canton (photo, photo, photo, photos, photo, photo). The flag was already used by Ensame Nacionalista Astur, a party that predated Andecah Astur.

Dov Gutterman, Santiago Dotor, Jaume Ollé & Ivan Sache, 18 May 2021

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Flag of Andecha Astur, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Todorović, 16 June 2019

Andecha is an Asturian word meaning that a group of friends or neighbours from the same rural area or village help each other to pick and collect the corn of the neighbouring fields. Thus, Andecha will come to mean group work (in the expression trabayar en andecha) and Andecha Astur will mean group work for the development of Asturias and the Asturian national identity.

Fernando Braqa, 14 August 2001

The flag of Andecha Astur (photos) is white, with the current logo occupying most of the field, within a black fimbriation; proportions are 3:2 (height greater than width) or very close.
The logo is divided in two parts: the upper, much larger part is white, charged with a black disk bearing an elaborate form of the waterflower in white, gray and black, looking as if carved in stone or some other solid material; the lower part is dark red, charged with the party name inscribed in white in two rows. This form of the waterflower emblem seems to have already appeared when blue and yellow flag was still used (photo, sticker) and so was the typeface, albeit in condensed form (sticker, sticker, sticker, sticker). The flag design is frequently reproduced as posters, which are frequently carried in a manner not unlike the flag hoisting (photo). A blue flag with a yellow Cross of Liberty and a red star is also frequently used, often together with the "banner of logo" on the same staff, the latter occupying the top position (photo).

An earlier party flag employed the Asturian colors: blue, with a large yellow disk charged with blue waterflower symbol (photo, photo, photo, sticker). Blue waterflower on yellow disk was also appearing, on blue background, as the standalone emblem, on stickers and other advertising material used by the party (sticker, sticker). More recently, posters reproducing this design have been used (photo, photo, photo), as well as a variant of current party logo in Asturian colors, charged with this variant of the waterflower emblem (photo), photo); neither of these seems to have appeared on the flags, though.

Tomislav Todorović, 16 June 2019


Flag of Ensame Nacionalista Astur - Image by Jaume Ollé, 25 February 2003

The flag of Ensame Nacionalista Astur (Asturian Nationalist Assembly, 1981-1988) was used by Andecha Astur after becoming one and same political party. The black symbol in the center is called Flor de l'Agua (Waterflower) and is a traditional device usally carved into wood or stone, used on houses as a means of protection and bearer of good luck alongside other such devices as triskels, tetraskels and all types of spirals. These symbols were also woven into the traditional garments of the Asturian Country and its areas of influence, such as most of Northern and Western León, thus Leonese political parties (Conceyu Xoven) using the same devices.

Xon de la Campa Valdés, 25 February 2003

Movements no longer active

Movimiento Comunista Asturiano

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Flag of the Movimiento Comunista Asturiano, two versions - Images by António Martins, 17 September 1999

A light blue flag with a red star was used by several groups in the transition period (1975-mid 1980s). Some of them used it with the star in canton and others with the star in the centre. Always without cross. The flag used by the Movimiento Comunista Asturiano (c. 1975-1982) was light blue with a large red star in center (1/2 of the flag). When used in canton, the star was a bit small.

Jaume Ollé, 29 June 1999

Conceyu Nacionalista Astur


Flag of the Conceyu Nacionalista Astur, 1977-1981 - Image by Jaume Ollé, 12 April 2000

Jaume Ollé, 12 April 2000

Xunta Nacionalista Asturiana


Flag of the Xunta Nacionalista Asturiana - Image by Jaume Ollé, 12 April 2000

The flag designed in 1986 by Astor Paredes for the Xunta Nacionalista Asturiana is light (sky) blue with ondulated dark yellow lines fimbriated white.

Jaume Ollé, 12 April 2000

Lliga Asturiana


Flag of the Lliga Asturiana - Image by Xon de la Campa Valdés & Santiago Dotor, 25 February 2003

During the mid 1990s a less radical nationalistic movement, formed by disillusioned militants from most of the above-mention nationalist parties, founded the Lliga Asturiana with similar electoral outcome.

Xon de la Campa Valdés, 25 February 2003

"Simple" Asturian nationalist flag


Generic Asturian nationlaist flag - Image by Xon de la Campa Valdés & Santiago Dotor, 25 February 2003

A flag, recently made popular by Asturian nationalists at various rallies and protests, is the so-called "simple flag" which consists of a plain golden cross on a blue field.

Xon de la Campa Valdés, 25 February 2003