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

The coat of arms of Tabasco has four sections in red and silver. The silver fields mean loyalty between Tabasco and Spain, and the red fields express the authority of the King and his protection to Tabasco.

The upper dexter section contains four towers or castles in gold which represent the old Kingdom of Castile. The upper sinister section contains an arm with a sword and a shield, which represent the Spanish power and dominion. The lower dexter section has a native woman holding bouquets, which symbolize the natural fertility of the land in Tabasco. The lower sinister section has a crowned lion rampant which represent the old Kingdom of León.

In the centre there's an image of Virgin Mary which represent the conversion of the indigenous peoples to Catholicism. To both its sides there are two columns which represent the Pillars of Hercules which were thought to mark the limits of the world. On the top, there's a Royal Spanish Crown in gold.

Proposals for new flag of TabascoEdit

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