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Costa Rica Flag

Flag of Costa Rica
Flag Name(s)La Tricolor [Flag Of Costa Rica]
Aspect Ratio(3:5)
Color Scheme blue,red,white brown,green
Color and Design

Five horizontal bands of blue, white, red (double width), white and blue, with the coat of arms offcenter to the right.

Meaning & SymbolismThe color red represents the generosity of Costa Ricans and the blood spilled by those defending the country. The color white represents happiness, wisdom, and peace. The color blue stands for opportunities, idealism, perseverance, and the sky.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Costa Rica is based on a design created in 1848. The state flag is also used as the official ensign, and includes the coat of arms of Costa Rica. The civil ensign omits the coat of arms, since the flag with the coat of arms is only permitted to be used by the government. The flag was officially adopted on 27 November 1906, including a slight modification to the placement and design of the entrenched coat of arms. The flag was updated to reflect concurrent modifications to the national coat of arms in 1964 and 1998. Along with Haiti, Afghanistan, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Venezuela, it is one of only eight national flags whose design incorporates a depiction of the flag itself.


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