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The?ÿflag of?ÿSicily?ÿwas first adopted in 1282, after the successful?ÿSicilian Vespers?ÿrevolt against?ÿCharles I of Sicily. It is characterized by the presence of the?ÿtriskelion?ÿin its middle, the head of?ÿMedusa?ÿand three wheat ears. The three bent legs allegedly represent the three points of the triangular shape of the island of Sicily itself. The present design became the official public flag of the?ÿAutonomous Region?ÿof Sicily on 4 January 2000, after the passing of an apposite law which advocates its use on public buildings, schools, city halls, and all the other places in which Sicily is represented. The flag is bisected diagonally into regions colored red and yellow, red representing the municipality of?ÿPalermo, yellow representing?ÿCorleone, which in medieval times was an agricultural city of renown. Palermo and Corleone were the first two cities to found a confederation against the?ÿAngevin?ÿrule. The flag looks somewhat similar to the?ÿflag of the Isle of Man, especially for the use of the triskelion in both of these; today, the triskelion is also widely considered the actual symbol of Sicily. The symbol is also known as the?ÿtrinacria, which is also an ancient name of Sicily. The name was also revived and used during the?ÿAragonese?ÿperiod of the?ÿKingdom of Sicily?ÿimmediately after the?ÿSicilian Vespers?ÿ(1282) which ended Angevin rule. During the period of Muslim rule under?ÿEmirate of Sicily?ÿSicily used a pure green flag, similar to the former national?ÿFlag of Libya?ÿunder?ÿMuammar Gaddafi. Via Wikipedia

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