State flag of Jalisco

State flag of Jalisco

The flag state of Jalisco is a rectangle divided into two horizontal stripes of identical measures, with the colors in the following order from the flagpole: Blue and Gold.

Among the blue and gold stripes and center, has the State Shield, with a diameter of three quarters of the width of the strip. The ratio of width and length of the flag, is four to seven. He may wear a tie or tie in the same colors, at the foot of the moharra.

This year this is the people of Jalisco flag will be officially recognized, as in the United Mexican States flags for states or municipalities not covered under federal laws on grounds of separatism in the nineteenth century as the republic or the Republic of Yucatán and Republic of the Rio Grande. Some Members do not want to accept new colors instil division among Mexicans that according to them, must be respect for the nation which colors are green, white and red (same colors used by the PRI).

However, historically have appeared flags of existing federal entities from time prior to the independence of Mexico as the flag of the Indian republic of Tlaxcala. The debate on the question of the symbols of states and does not cause much controversy and Jalisco will be the first Mexican state to officially recognize a flag itself and with the different colors of the flag of Mexico. The legal process began on February 22, 2008 and the date continuous discussed and evaluated within the local congress of free and sovereign state of Jalisco This is the second Mexican state (after Tlaxcala) have an official flag for the entire entity.


There are no known flags before the New Kingdom of Galicia, which was founded on the year of 1532, and was one of the constituent elements of territorial New Spain gaining a broad internal autonomy in 1574 under royal authorization given by Emperor Charles V of Spain, except for a brief period from 1588 to 1591, the viceroy of authority can only intervene in the military and fiscal affairs.

Note that New Galicia is not a Viceroy, was called "Kingdom of New Galicia," even though it is not governed by a king but by a "governor" who was both president of the Royal Audence Guadalajara. The capital was first established in Compostela (currently in the State of Nayarit), November 8, 1539 given the actual ballot that the kingdom after the May 10, 1560, by Royal Decree, moved the capital city of Guadalajara where takes the flag.

The Kingdom of Nueva Galicia disappeared in 1786 to become the mayor of Guadalajara, which enabled the central government intervening in the internal affairs in general. When Mexico achieved independence on September 27, 1821, and became an Empire, the mayor of Guadalajara became the Department of Guadalajara as one of the constituent elements of the Mexican Empire. On June 23, 1823, the Department of Guadalajara, became the "Free and Sovereign State of Xalisco", to form the Federal Republic of the United Mexican States. [ [ Flags of Mexico] ]

This is the flag of the former Kingdom of Nueva Galicia which covered much of the current state of Jalisco's territory, including also the current states of Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Nayarit. It has been said that this flag, with minor variations is used as a flag of the city of Guadalajara horizontally, last capital of New Galicia, and now capital of Jalisco.

See also

*Flag of Guadalajara


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