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Sonora, Mexico

Free and sovereign state of Sonora [Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora]

Last modified: 2013-08-03 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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[Sonora [Defacto flag]
[Design is an acceptable variant]
[State flag]
  [Coat of arms of Sonora]
Images by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán,
October 06, 2001

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Presentation of Sonora

  • Official name: Free and Sovereign State of Sonora [Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora]
  • Short-form names: State of Sonora [Estado de Sonora]; Sonora
  • Location: Located in the North-western part of Mexico. It neighbors the States of Chihuahua (E), Sinaloa (SE), Baja California (NW), and the Pacific Ocean (Gulf of California) (W) and the United States of America (N)
  • Area: 180,833 km2
  • Municipalities: 72
  • Population: 1'823,606 inhabitants (1990)
  • Capital: Hermosillo (Pop.: 281,000)
  • Statehood: 10 January 1824
  • Flag adopted: Unknown date
  • Arms adopted: Unknown date
  • Arms designer: Unknown

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.

Coat of arms

The Sonora Coat of Arms features the main traditions and most important economic activities make the State famous among its counterparts, it is a squarish samnitic (“french”) shield, party per fess. The chief is in turn parted per chevron in white, showing a Yaqui performing the traditional Deer Dance (Yaqui Deer Dancer) in propper colors; the dexter triangle is vert, a mine entrance in naturalistic rendition charged with a pick and shovel , crossed per saltire (representing the labors that made Sonora one of the richest mining areas in the region); the sinister triangle is gules, a row of three bundles of wheath in perspective (so that the first is larger and obscures the following), charged over all with a sickle sable. The lower part is parted per pale, being the dexter or, a cow's head in a taxidermic position in propper colors, and the sinister filled with a map of the state in yellow (lacking the visible portions of Baja California, but showing isla Tiburón, just off of Kino Bay), with sea in blue and a tuna fish, one of the main sea resourses of the state. Bordure azure, charged in point with the lettering "ESTADO DE SONORA" (State of Sonora) in upper case letters gules, being the word "DE" slightly smaller.

António Martins, June 22, 1999;
Adrián Fuentes, July 29, 1999; and
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, January 17, 2002

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