The Oldest Flag of The World

Catalunya Flag


The Senyera is considered to be the oldest flag of the world and the oldest in Europe to be used in

present day.  Senyera means standard or banner and is also a synonym of bandera (flag).

The Senyera pattern, often called bars of Aragon or 4 bars, was based on the coat of arms which

historically represented the king of the Crown of Aragon.  Today, it is the flag of the Autonomous

Community of Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain comprising of four provinces

including Barcelona, the largest metropolitan area in Europe.


Catalonia is a top-class tourist destination in Spain with multifaceted landscape, colorful

festivals and different traditions.  In November 2012, the Catalan Government has introduced

a tax on stays at hotels  where minimum amount per day applied to the first seven nights

of any stay has been established.  The tax aims to use the revenue in tourism promotion

and development.  For more information:






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One thought on “The Oldest Flag of The World

  1. adetokunbohr

    WOW, good to know.

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