Flag of Puerto Rico (GIF)

The flag of Puerto Rico is characterized by five horizontal stripes alternating between red and white, accompanied by a prominent blue isosceles triangle situated on the left side, hosting a large white star at its center. The three red stripes symbolize the bloodshed by courageous warriors, while the two white stripes signify the aspirations for victory and peace upon achieving independence. Representing the island itself, the white star serves as a testament to Puerto Rico's individual identity, while the blue color embodies the encompassing sky and coastal waters. Moreover, the triangular shape signifies the equilibrium among the three branches of government, effectively embodying Puerto Rico's spirit of resilience, aspiration for self-determination, and cultural unity.

Adopted:August 3, 1995
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇵🇷

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and an unincorporated territory of the United States, situated east of the Dominican Republic. With a population of approximately 3.264 million (2021) people, Puerto Rico has a rich cultural heritage influenced by Spanish, African, and indigenous Taíno traditions. Its capital is San Juan. The island boasts a vibrant culture expressed through its music, dance, and cuisine. While Spanish and English are both official languages, Spanish remains the dominant language. The economy of Puerto Rico is diverse, encompassing industries such as manufacturing, tourism, and agriculture, with a strong emphasis on pharmaceuticals, electronics, and rum production. Despite being a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico maintains a distinct cultural identity and has experienced ongoing discussions about its political status, aiming for self-determination and representation.

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