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Huelva Province (Andalusia, Spain)

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[Province flag]

Flag of the Huelva Province - Image by Zoltán Horváth, 4 December 2011, after a photo taken by Esteban Rivera

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Presentation of the Huelva Province

The Huelva Province (521,220 inhabitants in 2013; 10,148 sq. km) is the westernmost province of Andalusia.

Ivan Sache, 28 June 2009

Symbols of the Huelva Province

The flag and arms of the Huelva Province, approved on 15 September 2010 by the Provincial Council and submitted on 20 September 2010 to the Directorate General of the Local Administration, are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 5 October 2010 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 22 October 2010 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 207, p. 42 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In proportions 11:18, made of a blue panel. In the middle is placed the province's coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Two oval shields placed side by side. The one, dexter, azure a fortification or port and windows sable with three towers one of them surmounted by a prismatic part, a bordure or inscribed with "PORTUS MARIS ET TERRE CUSTODIA" in letters sable. The other, sinister, azure three naves argent per pale fimbriated sable between two globes or with parallel and meridians sable issuant from dexter and sinister, a bordure or partially rayed sable. Beneath the shields, [sinister] Mercury's winged staff or with two snakes sable, [dexter] a cornucopia pouring branches vert. all surmonted with a wreath and fimbriated sable. The shields each flanked by a laurel wreath vert and surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

Esteban Rivera & Ivan Sache, 17 March 2012

Former symbols of the Huelva Province

[Province flag]

Former flag of the Huelva Province - Image by Jens Pattke, 14 January 2002

The Huelva Province formerly used (unofficially) a white flag with a small blue square in center charged with the province's former coat of arms.

Jaume Ollé & Falko Schmidt, 14 January 2002

According to Manual del Estado Español (text), the "historical coat of arms" of the Huelva Province is "Made of two ovals. In the dexter oval, orled by the Latin writing 'Portus maris et terrae custodia' [A port which protects both land and sea] is shown a fortress proper on a field azure in base a sea wavy vert. In the sinister oval, orled by the writing '12 de octubre. 1492. 3 de agosto', on a field azure three caravels proper between two worlds on a sea wavy vert. In the lower bordure, a cornucopia and a laureled sword. The whole surmounted by a Royal crown."

Pascal Vagnat & Terry Walsh, 8 September 2010