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Flag of Basilicata

Flag of Basilicata

Flag of Basilicata

The flag of Basilicata is a blue field with the coat of arms of the region superimposed in the centre. The coat of arms features a white shield with four blue waves, representing the four major rivers of the region: the Basento, Agri, Bradano, and Sinni. The flag was adopted on April 6, 1999, and is one of the official symbols of the region of Basilicata, Italy.

Flag of Basilicata
Flag of Basilicata, Italy

Basilicata name origins

Basilicata is a region located in the southern part of Italy. It is bordered by the regions of Calabria to the south, Puglia to the east, and Campania to the west. The region is also known as Lucania, which is derived from the Latin word “lucus,” meaning “sacred wood.” The name “Basilicata” is thought to be derived from the ancient Greek word “basilikos,” which means “royal.” The region is known for its rich history and cultural traditions, as well as its natural beauty, including the Apennine Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Flag of Basilicata
Flag of Basilicata