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Flag of Uruguay

Name: The National Pavilion (Official), The Sun and Stripes (Nickname)
Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: July 11, 1830
Design: Nine horizontal stripes of white alternate with light blue with the white square on the upper hoist-side corner bearing the Sun of May in the center.
Designed by: Joaquín Suárez the first head of state of Uruguay in December 1828 and President of Uruguay 1843-1852.
The national flag of Uruguay (Spanish: Pabellón Nacional) is one of the three official flags of Uruguay alongside with the flag of Artigas and the flag of the Treinta y Tres. It has a field of nine equal horizontal stripes alternating white and blue. The canton is white, charged with the Sun of May, from which 16 rays extend, alternating between triangular and wavy. The flag was first adopted by law on December 16, 1828, and had 19 stripes until July 11, 1830, when a new law reduced the number of stripes to nine. The flag was designed by Joaquín Suárez.

Symbolism and design
The horizontal stripes on the flag represent the nine original departments of Uruguay, based on the U.S. flag, where the stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The first flag designed in 1828 had 9 light blue stripes; this number was reduced to 4 in 1830 due to visibility problems from distance. The Sun of May represents the May Revolution of 1810; according to the historian Diego Abad de Santillán, the Sun of May is a figurative sun that represents Inti, the sun god of the Inca religion. It also appears in the Flag of Argentina and the Coat of Arms of Bolivia.


República Oriental del Uruguay (Spanish)
Flag of Uruguay
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish)
(English: "Freedom or Death")
Anthem: "Himno Nacional de Uruguay"
(English: "National Anthem of Uruguay")
Location of Uruguay (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Uruguay (dark green)

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Location of Uruguay
Capital
and largest city
Montevideo
34°53′S 56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167
National language Spanish
Regional language Uruguayan Portuguese
Ethnic groups
(2016)
  • 88% White
  • 8% Mestizo
  • 4% Black
Religion
(2017)
  • 41% Roman Catholicism
  • 41% Non-religious
  • 12% Protestant
  • 6% Other
Demonym(s) Uruguayan, Oriental
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Tabaré Vázquez
• Vice President
Lucía Topolansky
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
Chamber of Representatives
Independence
from the Empire of Brazil
• Declared
25 August 1825
• Recognized
27 August 1828
• First Constitution
18 July 1830
• Admitted to the United Nations
18 December 1945
Area
• Total
176,215 km2 (68,037 sq mi) (89th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2016 estimate
3,444,006 (99th)
• 2011 census
3,480,314
• Density
19.8/km2 (51.3/sq mi) (99th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$84.628 billion (48th)
• Per capita
$24,051 (60th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$60.231 billion (28th)
• Per capita
$17,118[5] (43rd)
Gini (2017) Positive decrease 39.5
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.804
very high · 55th
Currency Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zone UTC−3 (UYT)
Driving side right
Calling code +598
ISO 3166 code UY
Internet TLD .uy

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