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Baja California Sur (Mexico)

Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur

Last modified: 2019-12-14 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Flag adopted: 1 January 2018 by Decree number 2513 published on 31 December 2018
Image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019
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Presentation of Baja California Sur

  • Official name (Spanish): Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur
  • Official name (English): Free and Sovereign State of Baja California Sur
  • Shor-form names: State of Baja California Sur; Baja California Sur
  • Location: Northwest of Mexico, southern part of the Baja California peninsula. It lays the Mexican state of Baja California (N); the Sea of Cortés also known as Gulf of California (E), and the Pacific Ocean (W).
  • Area: 75 675 km2
  • Municipalities: 5: Comondú, Mulegé, La Paz, Los Cabos, Loreto.
  • Population: 718 384 (2015)
  • Capital: La Paz (Pop.: 251 871 [2010])
  • Statehood: 8 October 1974
  • Flag adopted: 1 January 2018
  • Arms adopted: 1 January 2018


Flag

[Flag of Baja California Sur]
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by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019

A flag of white charged with the State coat of arms has been used as a de facto flag from a time. Such a flag has been officialy adopted on 1 January 2018 by the Decree number 2513 issuing the Ley de los símbolos y protocolos oficiales del Estado de Baja California Sur (Law on the Official Symbols and Protocol of the State of Baja California Sur), published on 31 December 2018. The Article 9 of the Law describes the flag as follows:

The State Flag consists of a white rectangle with a ratio of four to seven beetwen the width and length; in the center it shall bear the State Coat of arms, placed in such a way that it occupies three-quarters of the width.

    Reverse side of the flag

[Reverse side of Baja California Sur flag]
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image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019


The reverse side of the flag, though not mentioned in the Law, keeps the coat of arms with the yellow bar to the viewer's left.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019


Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Baja California Sur]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019

The coat of arms of Baja California Sur was first adopted on 5 January 1976 by decree number 25 establishing the Ley sobre las características y el uso del Escudo del Estado de Baja California Sur (Law on the features and usage of the coat of arms of the State of Baja California Sur), published on 10 November 1975.

On 1 January 2018 came into effect the Decree number 2513 issuing the Ley de los símbolos y protocolos oficiales del Estado de Baja California Sur (Law on the Official Symbols and Protocol of the State of Baja California Sur), published on 31 December 2018. The Law did not make any change to the State coat of arms adopted in 1975. The Article 6 of the Law (2017) describes the coat of arms as follows:

Party per pale: dexter gold and sinester gules. A silver scallop over-all. Border azure, with four silver fish: one in chief, another one in the point and one in each side, counterswimming. Gold and gules of the field are symbols of union, wealth, value and braveness; the scallop symbolizes the fierce fight for the defense of its borders and, being silver, with all its firmness, vigilance and expiration; the border is a symbol of reward and, for being of azure, with justice, truth, loyalty and serenity; fish are symbol of the marine wealth it enjoys. The phrase "Baja California Sur" may be added to the reproductions of the coat of arms, provided it is written in Arial font and azure, without getting out of the left and right margins of the field, and at the top of the bordure. The Motto may also be added under the same conditions of the previous paragraph.

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 9 December 2019


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