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Flag of Seville - Image by Antonio Gutiérrez, 28 August 1998
The municipality of Seville (700,169 inhabitants in 2013; 14,080 ha; municipal website), is the capital of the Province of Seville and the seat of the Government of Andalusia.
Ivan Sache, 29 August 2007
The flag of Seville, adopted on 21 December 1994 by the Municipal Council, is prescribed by Decree No. 69, adopted on 14 March 1995 by the Government of Andalusia and published on 18 March 1995 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 44, p. 2,469 (text). This was confirmed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 2004 by the Directorate General of the Local Administration and published on 20 December 2004 in the official gazette of Andalusia, No. 246, pp. 28,986-29,002 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular flag, in proportions 2:3, crimson red with the yellow writing "NO 8 DO" in the middle.
The wedding of Spain's Royal Princess Helen, elder child of King John Charles, which was to take place in Seville, brought up the necessity of adopting a flag for the town which could dress up the streets during and after the ceremony, Seville being the only provincial capital in Andalusia which lacked one. Politicians and intellectuals had argued about what flag to adopt for years to no avail, but the need to find a quick solution produced the adoption of the "NO 8 DO" emblem.
The "NO 8 DO" emblem is a heraldic pun. The 8-like figure represents a wool hank, called in Spanish madeja. So the emblem reads "NO-madeja-DO", which sounds similar to no me ha dejado (she did not abandon me), referring to Seville's support to King Alfonso X during his son Sancho's uprising.
Ivan Sache, José Luis Brugués & Santiago Dotor, 14 September 2000
Flag of the Seville Fire Brigade - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 December 2008
The Seville Fire Brigade building flies a light blue flag with the badge of the Brigade (also used as shoulder patch) in the middle.
Santiago Dotor & Francisco Manuel García, 17 September 2003