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Flag of the Province of Cádiz - Image by Jens Pattke & Santiago Dotor, 14 January 2002
The Province of Cádiz (1,228,987 inhabitants in 2009; 7,436 sq. km) is located in the south of Andalusia.
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2009
The flag of the Province of Cádiz, approved on 19 November 2008 by the Provincial Council and submitted on 30 December 2008 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 January 2009 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 23 January 2009 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 15, p. 66 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular in proportions 2:3, green (Pantone 348 C), in the middle the coat of arms of the Province of Cádiz, a bordure quartered with the arms of Castile on a field gules and of León on a field argent.
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2009
The coat of arms of the Province of Cádiz, submitted on 3 October 2008 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 22 October 2008 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 5 November 2008 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 220, pp. 43-44 (text).
The "rehabilitated" coat of arms, "of traditional use" (originally adopted on 2 January 1886 and modified in 1927), is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Quartered shield, with four rows of three quarters each.
1. Gules a castle or port and windows azure on waves azure and argent surrounded by two palms or (Algeciras).
2. Azure a three-arched bridge or on waves azure and argent ensigned by two columns argent tied by a cartel inscribed with "1820 Unión y Fuerza 1810" in chief a triangle or shining of the same charged with a human eye (San Fernando).
3. Gules a building argent masoned sable with two archs in the first storey and three in the second, the central higher, on waves azure and argent (Arcos de la Frontera).
4. Gules a tower or masoned sable surrounded by two olive branches vert fimbriated or, a bordure or inscribed with the motto "De mi sale la Paz" in letters sable (Olvera).
5. Argent Hercules proper clad with a lion's pelt and surrounded by two lions rampant with club and mace sable at his feet, a bordure or inscribed with the motto "Hércules Fundador Gadium Dominatorque" (Cádiz).
6. Per fess debased argent a castle gules from which hangs a chain with three links or with a key of the same on the base gules (San Roque).
7. Or Apostle St. James clad as a warrior riding a horse rampant all proper (Medina Sidonia).
8. Waves azure and argent, a bordure compony of Castile and León (castles or on gules and lions gules on argent) (Jerez de la Frontera).
9. Azure a castle or ensigned with a statue sable of the Virgin of the Miracles, the town's patron saint, clad argent and shining or on waves azure and argent (El Puerto de Santa María).
10. Azure a tower or port and windows gules on rocks proper issuant from waves azure and argent surrounded by two lions rampant or (Chiclana de la Frontera).
11. Argent a winged bull proper lying on a Gospel or on waves azure and argent ensigned by a tower proper and a star or (Sanlúcar de Barrameda).
12. Per pale, 1. Argent a lion rampant gules crowned or, 2. Or four pallets gules, a bordure azure charged with eight escutcheons or a fess azure (Grazalema).
The shield surrounded by the Pillars of Hercules and the writing "Plus Ultra". The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown closed.
The shield is made of the arms of the 12 judicial districts (partidos judiciales).
Ivan Sache, 22 October 2012
Flag of UCA - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 December 2009
UCA (website), established in 1979, is the public university of the Province of Cádiz.
The symbols of UCA are prescribed by an Order issued on 24 November 1982 by the Ministry of Education.
The flag (photo) is prescribed as "yellow, as a tribute to the Faculty of Medicine, which constituted the seed from which the new university was born and grew up. In the center is placed the coat of arms of the university".
The arms are described "Azure on wave azure and argent a tree argent leaved of the same, three visible roots or over the waves, and fructed or; with a column argent on each side of the tree wrapped with ribbons or inscribed the first 'Non Plus', the second "Ultra"; the shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish closed by a diadem."
"The tree is the oldest symbol of wisdom, with three roots meaning the richness and depth of the old Western culture, which is three-millennium old, dripped in waves azure and argent that evoke the sea and the connection of Cádiz' old culture with the sea. The four branches growing from the trunk, which can be assimilated to the university, represent the four faculties that constituted the nucleus of the new university; from these branches appeared the fruits of knowledge, which are obtained in the faculties.
The shield is completed by the pillars of Hercule with inscription, as an allegory to the district's capital that encompasses the university.
[Juan José Antequera. Símbolos del Estado Español y de sus Comunidades Autónomas. El subdesarrollo andaluz.]
Jan Mertens, Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 19 March 2018