The flag of the state of Chihuahua is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centered on a white field.

The coat of arms' current design was officially adopted in 1983, although the main design was created in 1941 and adopted by the city of Chihuahua the same year.

The flowers on the upper section are apple tree flowers, which represent the state, as Chihuahua is the main apple producer in Mexico. The main body of the shield is divided into three asymmetrical sections outlined by a laurel wreath symbolizing the triumphs of the people of Chihuahua.

The bigger section on the top has a blue field for the sky and the three main hills of the City of Chihuahua: Coronel, Grande and Santa Rosa. Also included are a mining hoist, a portion of the aqueduct of the state's capital and a mesquite tree, all representative of the state.

The central section has a field with sixteen pieces, eight in silver and eight in red which represent the votes to and against the fundation of the City of Chihuahua and that resulted in a tie, over them are the faces of a Spaniard and a Tarahumara looking at each other which represent miscegenation. The lower section, with a blue field, the front of the Cathedral of Chihuahua in gold.

The words "VALENTÍA, LEALTAD, HOSPITALIDAD" mean "Courage, Loyalty, Hospitality" in Spanish.

Proposals for new flag of ChihuahuaEdit

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