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Cáceres Province (Extremadura, Spain)

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According to the Manual del Estado Español (Handbook of the Spanish State, Spanish text only) by Editorial Lama, there is no flag, the coat of arms being adopted by the Diputación Provincial on 21st November 1980:

Escudo partido. En el primer cuartel, sobre campo de gules, castillo de oro, iluminado de azur. En el cuartel de la siniestra, sobre campo de plata, león rampante de gules. Timbrado de corona real abierta ornada de piedras preciosas. Cargado el todo sobre cruz verde de Alcántara, fileteada en oro.

Pascal Vagnat, 16 Jul 1999

José Manuel Erbez reported on the Spanish Vexilologia mailing list an official statement from the Cáceres Diputación Provincial (provincial government) saying there is no provincial flag.

Santiago Dotor, 25 Feb 2002

Mistakenly Reported Cáceres Separatist Flag

A vexillologist wrote me recently and spoke about a flag of Caceres [separatists] that want the separation of the province (from Extremadura, not from Spain). I will search for more information, but the flag (short lived) is described as red, white and green (horizontal), and was only hoisted at a demonstration in January 1983. Their leader seems to have been Miguel Cañada.

Jaume Ollé, 13 Sep 1999

I was born and live in Cáceres and I have never heard about this movement, having myself been involved in politics quite a bit. Beyond the stereotypical animosity between the two provinces, due in part to the fact that Badajoz is slightly richer – even though Extremadura used to be one of the poorest regions of the European Union –, there has never been a political movement, or a tendency or even a flag representing such "aspirations." The name reported on the website, "Miguel Cañada," is probably mistaken for Manuel Cañada who was until 2000 the regional leader of both Izquierda Unida and the Communist Party of Spain.

Armando Cuenca, 19 Dec 2004

The 1983 movement Jaume Ollé refered on 13 September 1999 was very likely a protest against the creation of Extremadura Region, opposed to the then proposed (by some) integration of Badajoz Province in a "Greater" Andalusia and of Cáceres Province in a would-be Asturian-Leonese Region – and not a provincial separatist movement.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 Jan 2005