The flag of Spain has three horizontal stipes; a yellow one in the center, and two red ones, both half the size of the yellow stripe, on the top and bottom. In the yellow stripe, in between the hoist and the center, is the coat of arms of Spain, which consists of two silver columns with two black vertical stripes on each, both of the stripes a little to the right of the center of the column. Underneath the columns are gold bases made of three segments. There are five horizontal waving stripes underneath the columns' bases, alternating blue and silver in color. On top of each columns is a red, gold, and silver crown. In between the two columns is a crown on top of the national shield of Spain, which consists of a gold and blue castle in the cente of the red first quarter, a violet rampant lion wearing a gold crown in the center of the silver second quarter, nine vertical stripes, alternating gold and red, in the third quarter, a shield made of gold chains in the center of the red fourth quarter, and a silver section of the bottom of the shield with a red, yellow, and green stylized flower facing upright in the center of the silver section. Just above the center of each column is a ribbon wrapping around both columns, with the words visible on the first column's side being "PLVS", and the words visible on the second column's side being "VLTRA".