The Spain flag map shows the flag of Spain in empty Spain map. This flag map of Spain will allow you to know the history, origins and composition of the flag of Spain in Europe. The Spain flag map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The flag of Spain (Spanish: Bandera de España, colloquially known as "la Rojigualda"), as it is defined in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes as its shown in Spain flag map: red, yellow and red, the yellow stripe being twice the size of each red stripe. Traditionally, the middle stripe was defined by the more archaic term of gualda, and hence the popular name rojigualda (red-weld).
The origin of the current flag of Spain is the naval ensign of 1783 as its mentioned in Spain flag map, Pabellón de la Marina de Guerra under Charles III of Spain. It was chosen by Charles III himself among 12 different flags designed by Antonio Valdés y Bazán (all projected flags were presented in a drawing which is in the Naval Museum of Madrid). The flag remained marine for much of the next 50 years, flying over coastal fortresses, marine barracks and other naval property.
The basic design of the current flag of Spain with the coat of arms is specified by Rule 3 of the Royal decree 1511/1977, that states the following: The coat of arms of Spain has a height equal to 2⁄5 of the hoist (width) and will figure on both sides of the flag as you can see in Spain flag map. When the flag is of regular proportions, having length equal to 3⁄2 of the width, the coat axis is placed at a distance from the hoist equal to 1⁄2 of the flag width. If the flag length is less than normal (for example, if it is square), the coat of arms is placed at the centre of the flag.