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Flag of Catalonia
The Catalan flag is said to be one of the oldest of the world. According to a 14th century legend, the flag dates back from the 9th century; but is more likely that it derives from 11th century or 12th century pre heraldical symbols.
The legend tells that the four red bars were drawn on Wilfred I the Hairy 's (Count of Barcelona) golden shield by the king Carles el Calb 's fingers drenched with the blood in the Count's war wounds.
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