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Flag of Soria Province - Image by Santiago Dotor, 21 October2004
Soria Province (95,101 inhabitants in 2010, therefore the least populous Spanish province; 10,303 sq. km) is the easternmost province of Castilla y León.
Ivan Sache, 22 June 2011
According to Manual del Estado Español (text), the "historical" [meaning there is no known adoption date] flag of Soria Province is purple with the provincial coat of arms in the center.
Santiago Dotor, 21 October 2004
Coat of arms of Soria Province - Image by Santiago Dotor, 6 October 2004
The "historical" coat of arms of Soria Province (official website) is:
1. Argent a grapevine with three bunches of grape (Agreda);
2. Argent a fig tree cantonned with pamelas (Almazán);
3. Azure a man on a white horse holding dexter a spear pointing to the ground (Medinaceli);
4. Gules a fortified castle (Osma);
Inescutcheon oval, the bordure charged with the motto "Soria pure, cabeza de estremadura" [Pure Soria, capital of the extreme lands], gules a castle argent on the donjon the bust of King Alfonso VIII. Bordure argent with nails.
The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
Quarters 3. and 4. are indeed swapped on the arms.
The arms are a patchwork of the arms of the Legal Districts (partidos judiciales) forming the province.
Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 21 June 2011