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Costa Rica Flag

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Republic of Costa Rica, República de Costa Rica
San José
51,100 km²
Spanish (official), English spoken around Puerto Limon
North America, Central America
3:5 (height x width)


Meaning and origin of the Costa Rica-Flag:

The strips follow the flag of Costa Rica was already on 12 November 1848 introduced. The current position of the arms corresponds to the default since 27 November 1906. The coat of arms was adopted on 21 October 1964 changed again.

Description and meaning of the flag of Costa Rica

The stripes of the national flag of Costa Rica are in the ratio 1:1:2:1:1. Emerged the flag from the colors of the Central American Confederation (blue-white-blue), who belonged to Costa Rica until 1838, the White for the link Central America between North and South stands, and the two blue stripes of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean symbolize that surround the area.

In the anterior third of the middle strip is in the service and the war flag, the coat of arms.

History of the national flag of Costa Rica

The first national flag of Costa Rica first appeared in September 1821 and had two blue stripes, which should represent the two oceans. Later used instead of white, middle strip but a yellow was used, supposedly represented the symbol of a "golden America." The flag was 10th in the struggle for independence from Mexico until May 1822, and again after the declaration of independence on May 1823 to 6th June 1823 used. At this time, in the short term there was a complete change of the design, as they chose an entirely white flag which contained a red, six-pointed star. The prongs probably represented the then existing six provinces. After accession of Costa Rica to the Central American Confederation was led from the 4th March 1824, the Union flag on the 2nd November of that year was supplemented by its own coat of arms. A change in the Union flag on 22 November 1824 also resulted in a modification of the flag, which was also performed on the resolution of the Central American confederation in November 1838 on. From 21 April 1840 in addition to the former Union Flag, a new flag was used when you reversed the national colors and a new Costa Rican coat of arms at the center of the flag set. From the 15th November 1840, this was the sole national flag shown. On 20 April 1842, however, it reverted back to the traditional colors of red, white and blue and took from September 1842, the coat of arms from 1824 to the center of the flag. During this time there were intense discussions about their appearance. In particular, the Liberal Party, which was a supporter of the French Revolution, called for the addition of the color red, in order to achieve a greater similarity with the French tricolor. Only on 12 November 1848, the question was finally decided in favor of these three color variant, as president José María Castro Madriz had to add the red central stripe and a new coat of arms. This was to be strongly influenced by his wife, who was also a follower of the French Revolution. Apart from some minor changes, which primarily related to the appearance of the emblem or its positioning, it remained up to the present day, the valid national flag of Costa Rica. In 1964 the coat of arms and the flag was changed so that the last time.

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