The flag of the state of Sonora is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centered on a white field. The coat of arms of the state of, has a shield with a blue outline and a golden inscription on the bottom part which reads "Estado de " ("State of Sonora"). The internal section of the shield of is divided in two;
- The upper section, divided in three triangular sections, them having the colors of the Flag of Mexico (green, white and red). The left triangle represents a mountain crossed with a pick and shovel, which symbolizes mining and that has a green field. The central triangle, with a white field, represents a dancer performing the deer dance, which is the traditional dance of the autonomous native tribe, the , being the most important one in the northwestern Mexican state. The last right triangle with a red field that has three harvester ears and a sickle as a symbol of Sonoran agriculture.
- The lower section in two equal squares. The left one on a golden field, is represented by the head of a bull symbolizing the state's ranching. The one in the right has an outline of the Sonoran coast in which is seen over the shape of a shark which symbolizes the state's fishing.
Proposals for new flag of SonoraEdit
Most common symbolismEdit
Common symbolism for Sonora include saguaros, the sun, the Yaqui dancer, the Bighorn sheep, mountains and sea animals such as sharks, whales or turtles.