Uruguay as an independent state was created in 1825, prior to this, Uruguay geographically was part of the Argentinian land. Perhaps due to this currently the flags of these countries are looking similar. The Uruguayan symbol is often called the “flag of freedom”. It is believed it symbolizes the formation of a new state in Latin America.
In 1828 the first national flag was authorized. It consists of a rectangular cloth with 10 white and 9 blue stripes arranged horizontally and alternately alternating with each other. In the corner on the top left was a square of white color, which adorned the beautiful Golden sun – Sol de Mayo.
Description and value
1830 flag is a rectangular canvas with a ratio of 2:3 (width to length). The number of horizontal stripes in comparison with the symbol of 1828 has significantly decreased: 5 white and 4 blue. White stripes, and the rest alternate are located in the top and the bottom. 9 bands mean 9 parts, original components of the state. Now it consists of 19 parts. The white color symbolizes love and joy, glory and service to God and the nation. Blue is the color of a clear, peaceful sky above your head, the color of wise thoughts.
In the upper left corner is still a white square with a yellow sun inside. Sol de Mayo is a symbol of Incan civilization. This is the way the Incas is portrayed as the Inti-God of the sun. The sun with a human face and 32 rays, and is also depicted on the flag of Argentina. In Uruguay, the Salt de Mayo shows only 16 rays. The sun is called “may ” – in honor of the may revolution, held in 1810. It was the beginning of the liberation struggle of Latin Americans from the Spanish oppression. The day of the revolution turned out to be gloomy, but the clouds dispersed, and there was a bright may sun. It is widely believed that God himself supported the resistance.
Total area:175,016 km2
Formation:25. 8. 1825
Currency:uruguayan peso (UYU)
By continents:South America,