The colors of the Costa Rica Flag were borrowed from the French Tricolore. The blue represents clear skies, the growth and development opportunities in Costa Rica, free and independent thinking, spirituality and perseverance. White symbolizes joy and happiness, the power of wisdom, the initiative of the people, and peace. Red represents the warmth and hospitality of the people, the blood of their sacrifices, and the vibrancy of the land.
Costa Rica's coat of arms was initially designed in1848, but a number of changes were later introduced. The coat of arms features the three volcanoes of Costa Rica, sailing ships, and the rising sun. The initial design was drawn up in 1848 by the nation's First Lady, Pacifica Fernandez Oreamuno. Seven stars arch across the sky, representing each of the seven provinces of Costa Rica.
Last Updated On : October 04, 2012