The flag of the state of Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centered on a white field.is, like most current
The coat of arms was approved by the state's congress in 1943. The shield is quartered orthogonally:
- The first quarter is a gold field, representing wealth, faith, purity and constancy. It is charged with the mountain, symbol of the state's capital as well as of the state itself. A red sun, symbolizing prosperity, rises from behind the mountain. An orange tree represents the agricultural wealth of Nuevo León.
- The second quarter shows the shield of lion rampant, crowned yellow, on a field of . The lion symbolizes vigilancy, authority, magnanimity and sovereignty. in modern Spain, after which the state was named. It comprises a red
- The third quarter consists of a silver field with an image of the extinct Temple of San Francisco, representing the origins of the culture of the region.
- The fourth section is gold with a depiction of a factory, which represents the industry of Nuevo León.
The motto, shown on a ribbon in the colors of the national flag, is Semper Ascendens (Latin for "always ascending").