Uruguay Flag

Uruguay Flag

The Flag of Uruguay - Description of the Uruguay Flag

As the above picture of the Uruguay Flag indicates the overall background is White and Sky Blue

The Uruguay Flag is described as follows:

Nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with bluet

There is a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May and 16 rays alternately triangular and wavy

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

White - peace and honesty

Blue - the sky and blue coastal water - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

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

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

The Meaning & History of the Uruguay Flag - The official name of this country since the second constitution of 1917 is "Republica Oriental del Uruguay" meaning the republic east side or the Uruguay River

The flag of Uruguay was officially adopted on July 11, 1830

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