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by António Martins and Jaume Ollé
Flag of Barcelona province adopted 27th July 1971, similar to the one adopted recently by the city (vertical stripes).
Jaume Ollé, 14 February 1999
Source: Manual del Estado Español (Handbook of the Spanish State, Spanish text only) by Editorial Lama:
Pascal Vagnat, 16 July 1999
According to the provincial flag description quoted by Pascal Vagnat:
The provincial banner, after being studied by the Royal History Academy, is a square flag, with nine horizontal stripes, five yellow and four red, and in its center, a lozenge with a cross gules, contoured [the lozenge, not the cross] in yellow in such a manner that it [the contouring] doesn't reach the edges [?], the hoisting sleeve shall be crimson [is this different from the red on the stripes and from the "gules" in the cross?], as usual for the Monarchy.This differs substantially from the image above originally posted by Jaume Ollé though he gives the same date. My interpretation of the text above (without the sleeve) would be as follows, based on Jaume Ollé's images in FOTW.
António Martins, 16 July 1999
by António Martins
The correct one [must be] square in ratio and with the lozenge fimbriated in yellow (...), as stated in the above description.
Antonio Gutiérrez, 19 July 1999
My image is based on the one published by Vexilla Catalana (generally very well informed about Barcelonese flags). In fact the provincial flags are the flag of the Diputación Provincial (provincial government) and it is very dificult to see it.
Jaume Ollé, 26 July 1999