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Flag of Ciutadella de Menorca, two versions - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 October 2017
The municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca (Spanish, Ciudadela de Menorca; 28,838 inhabitants in 2017, 18,634 ha) forms the western part of Minorca. Ciutadella (lit., Citadel) de Menorca was the former capital of the island up to 1714, when the British transferred the capital to Maó-Mahón.Santioago Dotor, 3 September 1999
The flag of Ciutadella de Menorca is reddish purple with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
The above images are based on a small-sized. flag. The flag flown on a fortification tower has a dark red or purplish red background. The flags used outside and inside the Town Hall have more blueish purple background.
The arms are made of a shield lozengy or charged with four pallets gules, over all issuant from a fess wawy azure with wavelets argent a citadel argent masoned sable with walls, a gate with port sable, a church tower, a tower unembattled, a house with windows sable and stairs sable in bend.
The colour of the ciradel is usually argent; the flag used inside the the Town Hall, however, shows the citadel in different shades of or, only partially masoned and with a crosslet sable on top of the church tower.
The shield is topped by a coronet or; the flag used inside the Town Hall has a coronet with additional gemstones gules.
Older flag report
Flag of Ciutadella de Menorca, 1999 - Image by Santiago Dotor, 3 September 1999
The flag of Ciutadella de Menorca spotted in 1999 had a red (not crismon) background.
Santiago Dotor, 3 September 1999
Flag of St. John the Baptist - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 October 2017
The festival of St. John is held every year in Ciutadella on the 23 July and 24 July, the day of St. John. Part of the festival is the presention of horses. At least one rider bears a dark red square flag with fringes of the same, charged with a white cross patty, slightly shifted to the hoist. The cross, similar to a Maltese cross, is the attribute of St. John in Ciutadella.
During the festival a rectnagular copy of the flag (photo) is hoisted on the chapel of Sant Joan de Missa, located south of the town.
Furthermore in the center of the historic core area is a pillar, topped by the Monument Es Be, a bronce statue displaying a ram holding a square flag (photo), just the way, usually Paschal lambs as attribute of St. John the Baptist do. The cross in the monument is shifted to the fly, probably just to display it better.