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Lombardy Region (Italy)

Regione Lombardia

Last modified: 2009-08-08 by dov gutterman
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image by Mello Luchtenberg, 17 April 2001

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The gonfalon and the coat of arms were adopted on the 12th June 1975. The coat of arms is of square shape. It is vert a curvilinear cross argent per bend sinister. The gonfalon is green with a Carroccio (a historical carriage) and the coat of arms in the middle. The proportions are 3:2. The flag, non official, is green with the cross.
Pascal Vagnat, 22 September 1998

The flag usually shown is green with a white device called "Rosa camuna", a kind of cross which should represent a prehistoric drawing made by Camuni, a people who lived in the Lombard Camuna Valley.
The white flag with red cross is the flag of Milano, the major city of Lombardy. It is also used by Lega Nord as its own flag, but in this case there is a blue warrior over the cross.
Giuseppe Bottasini, 22 November 1995

A collection of stamps issued by Lega Nord shows for Lombardia a flag with a red cross on a white field having the typical blue Visconti snake.
Mario Fabretto, 20 September 1996

Proposal for New Flag

In the region of Lombardy, a flag draft was suggested on 27 March 2002. The flag has the proportions 3:5 (the text says that those is width of the flag 1.66 time (sic) the height), is white with a red cross. The width cross is 1/10 the width of the flag. In the bill it is located that "the flag is a historical flag for Lombardy. This flag is still older and belongs to the world of the cross knights. The flag is indeed a banner with the sinking George cross that the lombardian knights had planted on the wall of Jerusalem". The law regulates also the use of the flag on and in official buildings.
Two remarks: the today's flag of the region Lombardy, which is unfortunately not official, is green with the white "rosa camuna". I find this flag more interesting than the simple white flag with the red cross, which regards much too much to different flags, like that from England, etc. I don't know which party suggested the flag law, belongs, but the bill has the taste of the "Lega north", thus the party of Umberto Bossi. The flag of the Lega is already a white flag with the red cross and also a blue knight. The bill can be seen at <>.
Pascal Vagnat, 9 July 2002

The Gonfalon

image by Mello Luchtenberg, 14 September 2001

I located a photo of the gonfalone at <>.
Jarig Bakker, 14 March 2001

Provisional Central Government of Lombardy (1848)

image resized from wikipedia

Wikipedia has a large page on the national flag:     This flag in question is shown in wikipedia as belonging to the Provisional Central Government of Lombardy (8 Apr 1848 - 2 Aug 1848). The motto appears on coins as well
Jan Mertens, 22 March 2009

I guess, the original of the colour intended - presumably, the green coloured material have degraded in shade with years and the actual example of the flag that is (or was, at some point?) preserved have this brownish-yellow-khaki shade.
Željko Heimer, 27 March 2009