Last modified: 2004-05-08 by santiago dotor
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2:3 | stripes 15+1+1+1+9
by Blas Delgado
Flag adopted 6 September 1995
Horizontally striped flag red-white-black-white-red, proportions 15+1+1+1+9, with on the canton a white fleur-de-lis as high as 4/9 of the flag's height and separated [from the top and hoist] by 1/9 [of the flag's height]. Ratio 2:3.
Colours from the arms. The central stripes represent the house (mas) on the arms, a canting charge, and the fleur-de-lis is the attribute of the Virgin Mary, a reminder that the original name of the municipality was El Vilar de Santa Maria. Flag adopted 6th September 1995. Source for image and text: Fluvià 2001.
The description literally mentions "three stripes as wide as 1/9 of the flag's height, separated from the bottom by 1/3 of the flag's height". There are two possibilities, either the three stripes together measure 1/9 of the flag's height (which is what I have assumed) or each stripe of those three measures 1/9 of the flag's height. In the latter case, the three together would measure 1/3 of the flag's height, and the stripes would be 3+1+1+1+3, which would imply that the fleur-de-lis would run onto the top white stripe.
Some additional information, extracted from this webpage of the Statistics Institute of Catalonia (Idescat):
Area (km2): 78.8
Population (2001): 682
Santiago Dotor, 20 December 2001