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The national flag of the Republic of Cuba was adopted on May 20, 1902, as an official ensign representing the nation's sovereignty following the country's independence from the United States.

Cuban Flag


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Cuba Flag Description :

Also known as the “Lone Star”, the design of the national flag of Cuba has been borrowed from the flag of the United States.

Designed by a Venezuelan general called Narciso Lopez in the year 1848, the flag of Cuba was used in the liberation movement that was launched to seek independence from Spain. Though the flag was hoisted for a short span in 1850, the official status as the national flag was granted only in 1902.

The flag of Cuba comprises five horizontal bands: the top, middle, and bottom bands are blue; and the other two are white. The blue bands represent the three historic divisions of the island, while the white bands symbolize independence. The hoist side of the flag bears a red triangle that contains a white-pointed star. The triangle represents the virtues of equality, liberty, and fraternity and the color red stands for the blood shed by the patriots in the long struggle for independence.

Official Name: The Republic of Cuba
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: May 20, 1902
Designed by: Narciso Lopez
Location of Cuba: Located in the Caribbean
Capital City: Havana
Major Cities: Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo, Manzanillo
Area: 42,426 square miles
Population: 11.4 million estimate
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)
Official Languages: Spanish
National Anthem: La Bayamesa
National symbol(s): royal palm
National colors: red, white, blue
National anthem:
Name: “La Bayamesa” (The Bayamo Song)
Lyrics/Music: Pedro FIGUEREDO

Fact about the Cuba flag

Country Cuba
Designed by Narciso López and Miguel Teurbe Tolón
Adopted May 20, 1902
Revision NA
Design and Colors Five horizontal bands of blue alternate with white with a red chevron based on the hoist side bearing a white five-pointed star in the center
Size Ratio 1:2

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