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The red and golden-yellow colors of Spain´s flag were first used as long ago as late 1700s by King of Spain as he tried to easily differentiate his ships from those of other countries.
They were original colors found within coat-of-arms of both Castile and Aragon regions of country, regions first united by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
There is a legend that holds that colors of flag of Spain are derived from bullfight arena, red respresenting blood shed and yellow sand of arena! However, this is just a legend and not based on historical facts!
The pledge to Spanish flag is called "Jura de Bandera", meaning "Oath of Flag".
Spain is divided into 17 different regions or autonomous communities and each community also has its own regional flag.
However, red-and-yellow national flag of Spain is recognized by all Spanish regions.
Now that you know all about Spain´s flag, why not come on out here and watch one flapping in warm, Spanish breeze?
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