Flag of Uruguay (GIF)



The national flag of Uruguay (Spanish: Bandera de Uruguay) consists of five white and four blue lines arranged horizontally and a white canton with a golden "Sun of May." Nine horizontal lines represent the nine original departments of Uruguay. The Sun of May is a figurative sun representing the sun god Inti of the Inca religion. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on July 11, 1830.

The oval shield in its coat of arms depicts a scale, symbolizing justice; the Montevideo hill and castle; a galloping black horse representing freedom; and a golden ox representing abundance. The shield is surrounded by laurel and olive branches, symbolizing honor and peace.

The Uruguay flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Uruguay, known as the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America. Its capital is Montevideo, and its population is about 3.485 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Argentina and Brazil.

The waving flag of Uruguay with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The coat of arms of Uruguay on a waving white flag
The waving vertical flag of Uruguay (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Montevideo
Other major cities:Salto,
Ciudad de la Costa
Official language:Spanish
Region:South America
Ethnic groups:88% White,
8% Mestizo,
4% Black
Religions:41% Roman Catholic,
41% non-religious,
12% Protestant,
6% other
Nationality name:Uruguayan
Area:176,215 km²
(68,037 sq mi)
Population:3.485 million (2021)
Currency:Uruguayan peso
Country codes:UY, URY (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.uy
Calling code:+598
Flag emoji code:🇺🇾


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

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