Asturias Flag

Asturias Flag

The flag of Asturias shows the "Cruz de la Victoria" (Victory Cross).

Legend says that this flag was flown by Don Pelayo (later King Pelayo), in the Battle of Covadonga against the Moors in 722. This battle, which was fought in the mountains of Asturias was the start of the "Reconquista" or Re-conquest of Spain from Moorish domination.

In 908 the Asturian King Alfonso III the Great ordered that the original wooden cross be clad in gold and precious stones. It is now kept i in the Cathedral of Oviedo.

The Greek letters Alpha and omega hang from its horizontal part.

Regional Flags of Spain