Peru Flag

Peru Flag

Flag of Peru - Description of the Peru Flag

As the above picture of the Peru Flag indicates the overall background is Red and white

The Peruvian Flag is described as three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the Peruvian coat of arms centered in the white band

The Meaning & History of the Peru coat of arms features:

A shield with the image of a vicuna which is llama-like ruminant mammal of the central Andes which possesses a fine silky fleece

A cinchona tree (the source of quinine)

A yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins - a cornucopia is a cone-shaped ornament or receptacle with overflowing contents signifying prosperity - it is also called horn of plenty

All of theses items are framed by a green wreath symbolic of economy for the Tupac Katari ( an indigenous people of Peru )

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Peru flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Peru flag is described as Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Peruvian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The emblem on the Peru flag pictures the Peruvian coat of arms

The flag was officially adopted on February 25, 1825

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