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Standard of Spain

  • Years Flown: 1230-1715
  • Symbolism: Image of a lion represented the kingdom of León; Image of a castle represented the kingdom of Castile
  • Colors: Red to symbolize hardiness, bravery and strength; Yellow to symbolize generosity and kindness
  • Historical Significance: The flag that Christopher Columbus used to claim North American land in the name of Spain.
  • Use Today: Homage to Spanish heritage