Flag of Argentina

Flag Argentina, Banner Argentina
Aspect ratio:
9:14
Vexillological symbol:
National flag on land and sea
Country:
Argentina
Capital:
Buenos Aires
Size:
2.780.000 km²
Population:
39.144.753
Continent:
South America
Languages:
Spanish
Currency:
Argentine Peso (ARS)
accepted at:
24.06.1816

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Background knowledge

The Argentine flag was officially introduced on 25.07.1816. It is a design by General Manuel Belgrano. The colors go back to the blue and white cockades distributed at the beginning of the struggle for freedom on 25.05.1810. This day is also commemorated by the "maisonne", which was included in the state and navy flags, in the gösch and in the national coat of arms. The color blue represents the sky, while the white represents the snow-covered peaks of the Andes. The design of the flag is intended to represent the location of the South American mainland between the two great oceans. The national coat of arms of Argentina was adopted in 1813, and by the decree of 24.04.1944 was confirmed in its present form. It has its origin in the seal used by the Parliament of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata on 13.03.1813. It shows on blue over silver (white) a brown pole with a red liberty cap (Jacobin cap, Phrygian cap), held in the base of the shield by two arms joined in a handshake, surrounded by a laurel wreath with a blue ribbon, surmounted by the golden May sun. This stands for freedom, just like the liberty cap.

Three horizontal stripes of equal size (light blue, white, light blue); in the center of the white band is a yellow sun with a human face, called the "Maisonne".

Meaning

Sun
In the center of the flag, in the white stripe, there is a sun, called Sol de Mayo or Sol Incaico: it is yellow with a brown border. The sun has 32 spokes, 16 straight and 16 symmetrically wavy.
On August 16, 1985, a the Law 23.208 on National Symbols confirmed the existence of the two flags and decreed that the only Argentine flag is the one with the sun. Thus, today the Inca Sun shines in the center of our flag, where it always flies.
Law 23.208 also establishes the right to use it as the official flag of the nation for the national government, provincial governments, those of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, municipalities and communities, official departments, individuals and civil institutions.
Finally, Decree 1650/2010, on the occasion of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the May Revolution, established its dimensions, characteristics of the fabric, colors and accessories, that is, the parameters to which all copies for official use must conform.

The aspect ratio is 9:14 or 5:8.

Hymn

Composer: José Blas Parera Songwriter: Vicente López und Planes
Songtext:

The"Marcha Patriótica" is the Argentine national anthem of 1813.

Spanish Translation (1st stanza)
¡Oíd, mortales! El grito sagrado
:¡Libertad, Libertad, Libertad!
Oíd el ruido de rotas cadenas:
Ved en trono a la noble Igualdad.

¡Ya su trono dignísimo abrieronLas
provincias unidas del Sur!
Y los libres del mundo responden:¡Al
Gran Pueblo Argentino Salud!
Y los libres del mundo responden:¡Al
Gran Pueblo Argentino Salud!

Refrain:
*Sean eternos los laureles**Que
supimos conseguir.
**Que supimos conseguir


.



Coronados de gloria vivamosO
juremos con gloria morir




.**O juremos con gloria





morir
.*De

los nuevos campeones los rostrosMarte
mismo parece animar:
la grandeza se anida en sus pechosa
su marcha todo hacen temblar









.










Se conmueven del Inca las tumbasy
en sus huesos revive el ardor,
lo que ve renovando a sus hijosde
la patria el antiguo esplendor


.




RefrainPero

sierras y muros se sientenretumbar
con horrible fragor,
todo el país se conturba por gritosde
venganza, de guerra, y furor




.





En los fieros tiranos la envidiaescupió
su pestífera hiel,
su Estandarte sangriento levantanprovocando
a la Lid más cruel


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Refrain¿No
los véis sobre México y Quitoarrojarse
con saña tenaz?
¿Y cuál lloran bañados en sangrePotosí
, Cochabamba y La Paz?
¿No los véis sobre el triste Caracasluto
, y llantos, y muerte esparcir?
¿No los véis devorando cual fierastodo
pueblo que logran rendir?

RefrainA

vosotros se atreve Argentinosel
orgullo del vil invasor:
vuestros campos ya pisa contandotantas
glorias hollar vencedor




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Mas los bravos que unidos juraronsu
feliz libertad sostenera
estos tigres sedientos de sangrefuertes
pechos sabrán oponer


.




RefrainEl

valiente Argentino a las armascorre
ardiendo con brío y valor,
el clarín de la guerra, cual truenoen
los campos del Sud resonó




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Buenos Aires se opone a la frentede
los Pueblos de la ínclita unión,
y con brazos robustos desgarranal
Ibérico altivo león


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RefrainSan

José, San Lorenzo, Suipacha

,


ambas Piedras, Salta, y Tucumán,
la Colonia y las mismas murallasdel
tirano en la banda oriental,
son letreros eternos que dicenaquí
el brazo Argentino triunfó,
aquí el fiero opresor de la Patriasu
cerviz orgullosa dobló








.










RefrainLa

victoria al guerrero Argentinocon
sus alas brillantes cubrió,
y azorado a su vista el tiranocon
infamia a la fuga se dio;
sus banderas, sus armas se rindenpor
trofeos a la libertad,
y sobre alas de gloria alza el Pueblotrono
digno a su gran Majestad








.










RefrainDesde

un polo hasta el otro resuenade
la fama el sonoro clarín,
y de América el nombre enseñandoles
repite: mortales, oíd




.





Ya su trono dignísimo abrieronlas
Provincias Unidas del Sud,
y los libres del mundo respondenal
gran Pueblo Argentino Salud


.




Refrain
Hear, you mortals! The hallowed cry:
Freedom, freedom, freedom!
Hear the noise of broken chains:
See on the throne the noble equality
.

Already showed her dignified throne the
united provinces of the South!
And the freemen of the world answer:
Hail to the great Argentine people!
And the freemen of the world answer:Hail to
the great Argentine people!

Refrain:
*Eternal be the laurel,
which we knew how to obtain.

May we



live crowned with glory .



..




**or we swear to die gloriously!




or we swear to die gloriously!






Argentine flag color codes

Himmelblau
HEX
#75AADB
RGB
117, 170, 219
CMYK
47, 22, 0, 14
Pantone
284C
Gelb
HEX
#FCBF49
RGB
252, 191, 73
CMYK
0, 24, 71, 1
Pantone
1235C
Weiß
HEX
#FFFFFF
RGB
255, 255, 255
CMYK
0, 0, 0, 0
RAL
9010
Kastanienbraun
HEX
#843511
RGB
132, 53, 17
CMYK
0, 60, 87, 48
Pantone
1685C

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