Flag of Uruguay (GIF)


The national flag of 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 world 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 3,519,000.

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 (pop. 1,305,000)
Other major cities:Salto (104,000)
Ciudad de la Costa (95,000)
Official languages:Spanish
Region:South America
Ethnic groups:88% White
8% Mestizo
4% Black
Religion:41% Roman Catholicism
41% Non-religious
12% Protestant
6% Other
Demonym:Uruguayan
Area:176,215 km²
(68,037 sq mi)
Population:3,519,000
Currency:Uruguayan peso


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

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