Flag of Uruguay (GIF)

The national flag of Uruguay (Spanish: Bandera de Uruguay) boasts a distinctive and meaningful design. It comprises nine horizontal stripes, with five in white and four in blue, representing the nation's original nine departments. In the upper hoist canton, a golden "Sun of May" radiates brilliantly, symbolizing the Inca sun god Inti and the nation's historical connection to the May Revolution of 1810 in Argentina, which played a pivotal role in Uruguay's quest for independence from Spanish colonial rule. This flag encapsulates Uruguay's unique history, regional identity, and cultural heritage, making it a powerful emblem of the nation's unity, independence, and historical significance.

Adopted:July 11, 1830
Designed by:Joaquín Suárez
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇺🇾

The coat of arms of Uruguay on a waving white flag
The coat of arms of Uruguay is a richly symbolic emblem with intricate details. At its center, the oval shield features various elements: a scale, representing justice; the Montevideo hill and castle, signifying the capital city and the nation's defense; a galloping black horse, symbolizing freedom and independence; and a golden ox, symbolizing abundance and prosperity. Surrounding the shield are laurel and olive branches, symbolizing honor and peace. The Sun of May, a radiant sunburst, rises from the top of the shield, referencing the May Revolution of 1810 in Argentina and highlighting Uruguay's historical ties to the broader struggle for independence in South America. This coat of arms beautifully encapsulates Uruguay's values, history, and aspirations, serving as a powerful symbol of the nation's identity and heritage.

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 waving vertical flag of Uruguay (Animated GIF)
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)
Country codes:UY, URY (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.uy
Calling code:+598

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

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Uruguay
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Uruguay

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