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Encyclopedia > Flag of Puerto Rico
Flag of Puerto Rico (1995 - present)
Flag of Puerto Rico (1995 - present)
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952 - 1995)
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952 - 1995)
Pro-independence Flag (1892)
Pro-independence Flag (1892)

The Flag of Puerto Rico was designed in 1894. Francisco Gonzalo Marin, the designer, used the flag of Cuba as the model and inverted the colors in the flags' triangle and stripes. He presented the flag in New York's "Chimney Corner Hall," a popular gathering place of independence advocates. The national flag soon came to symbolize the ideals of the Puerto Rican independence movement of the time. Image File history File links SkybluePRFlag. ... Image File history File links SkybluePRFlag. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 7 KB) The flag of Puerto Rico. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 7 KB) The flag of Puerto Rico. ... Image File history File links Lightblue_PrFlag. ... Image File history File links Lightblue_PrFlag. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Lieutenant Francisco Gonzalo Marin a. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The flag of Cuba was adopted on May 20, 1902. ...

The national flag of Puerto Rico consists of five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center. The red represents blood from the brave men, the white represents victory and peace, and the blue represents the sky and blue coastal waters. The lone star represents the nation. The triangle represents the three branches of government.

Though there are specific shades of red and blue that are used for the flag, some flag-makers make slight modifications. Specifically, the shade of blue used on the flag may correspond to the flag-flyer's political beliefs. Flags made by pro-independence groups use a lighter shade of blue, while pro-commonwealth and pro-statehood groups use darker shades (as on the U.S. flag). The 1952 version uses a dark-blue shade. In 1995 the Government of Puerto Rico approved a change of color of the triangle from dark blue to sky blue. Puerto Rico is a United States territory given special commonwealth status. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Flag ratio: 10:19 Flag ratio is not set, but is often 4:5 bearing a gold fringe around three edges when displayed indoors or on parade. ...

See also

Columbus Flag 16th Century Spanish Flag The introduction of a flag in Puerto Rico can be traced to when Christopher Columbus landed on the islands shores and with the flag appointed to him by the Spanish Crown and claimed the island, which he named San Juan Bautista, in the name... The Coat of Arms of Puerto Rico were first granted by the Spanish Crown in 1511, and are the oldest arms still used in the New World. ...

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Puerto Rico (0 words)
The PR flag was forbidden in the island from 1898 until 1952, but was flown in defiance by the fl-shirted Cadet Corps of the Puerto Rico Nationalist Party.
The three colours of the flag and the three points of the triangle have the same meaning as in the Cubal flag, that is the republican ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity proclaimed by the French Revolution.
Puerto Rico is a non-incorporated territory of the United States, so it has no Armed Forces of her own.
Puerto Rico Flag, Puerto Rico flags, PR, PR flags (204 words)
The flag of Puerto Rico was adopted on the same day Puerto Rico gained a limited degree of autonomy as a Commonwealth associated with the United States.
The Puerto Ricans are so proud of their flag that their constitution states that no change will occur in the design of the flag until at least one year after its adoption.
The origins of the flag are unclear: some claim that the flag was designed by Mauel de Besosa and sewn by his daughter, Mima while others say the flag was created by Antonia Velez Alvarado and first made by Micaela Dalmau de Carreras.
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