Flag of Honduras (GIF)

The national flag of Honduras (Spanish: Bandera de Honduras) features three horizontal bands of blue, which was officially changed to turquoise in 2022, and white. Blue, now turquoise, represents the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the sky, and the concept of brotherhood. The color white symbolizes the land between the ocean and the sea, signifying the peace, prosperity of its people, and purity of thoughts. Five blue stars inside the white stripe stand for the five original member states of the United Provinces of Central America, of which Honduras was a part, and they also represent the ideal of Central American unity. This flag eloquently encapsulates the nation's geographical and historical connections, aspirations for peace, and its desire for regional unity, making it a powerful symbol of Honduran identity and heritage.

Adopted:March 7, 1866
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇭🇳

The coat of arms of Honduras is a highly symbolic emblem with intricate details that represent the country's history, values, and natural resources. At the top of the oval shield, a quiver full of arrows pays tribute to the indigenous population, their warrior heritage, and Chief Lempira's memory. Two horns of plenty, filled with fruits and flowers, symbolize the nation's agricultural abundance. In the central part, a pyramid and two castles stand against a blue sky and over the sea, signifying peace, Honduran unity, and elevated ideals. The equilateral triangle in the center represents the perfect equality of all Hondurans before the law. The castles on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts represent the resilience of the indigenous population against Spanish conquerors. The volcano in between recalls the five volcanoes of the United Provinces of Central America's Federal Shield. The rising sun under the rainbow symbolizes freedom, patriotism, and hope. The words "Republic of Honduras, free, sovereign, and independent, September 15, 1821" encircle the oval in gold letters, marking the nation's independence. The trees flanking the shield signify the country's natural resources, and the mountain range at the base reflects Honduras's diverse climate. The depiction of mines and mining tools represents the country's wealth in gold and silver. This coat of arms intricately weaves together the nation's history and natural riches, highlighting its identity and values.

The Honduras flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a republic in Central America. Its capital is Tegucigalpa, and its population is about 10.06 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Belize, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

The waving flag of Honduras with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Tegucigalpa
Other major cities:San Pedro Sula,
Official language:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:90% Mestizo,
7% Amerindian,
2% Afro-Honduran,
1% White
Religions:39% Protestants,
37% Catholics,
22% None/Atheist/Agnostic,
2% Others
Nationality name:Honduran
Area:112,492 km²
(43,433 sq mi)
Population:10.06 million (2021)
Country codes:HN, HND (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.hn
Calling code:+504

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Honduras (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de Honduras), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Honduras
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Honduras


Honduras' flag changed colour recently with the inauguration of a new president.
February 8, 2022 at 8:42 PM
Updated to new turquoise color.
February 22, 2022 at 2:33 AM

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