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The flag of the state of Veracruz is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centred on a white field.

The coat of arms of Veracruz was originally given to the city in July 1523 by Charles I of Spain and V of Germany, and was officially adopted by state congress in 1954 for the Coat of arms of the State. It is divided into two sections, the upper one with a green field and the lower one with a blue field. It's crowned by a red cross with the word Vera (Latin for true) which allude to the name of the city: Veracruz (true-cross). On the green field there's a castle with two pillars with the words Plus Ultra (Latin for beyond). This green field represents land and the castle represents shelter. The blue field represents the sea and the Pillars of Hercules and the words Plus Ultra represent that power of the Kingdom of Spain went beyond the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar, which were the traditional limits of the world of sailors before the discovery of the Americas by Columbus. There's thirteen stars on the border which represent the provinces or regions in which the state was divided back when the coat was created.


Proposals for new flag of VeracruzEdit

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