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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: Located in the Caribbean
Capital City: Havana
Major Cities: Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo, Manzanillo
Area: 42,426 square miles
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)
Official Language: Spanish
National Anthem: La Bayamesa
National symbol(s): royal palm
National colors: red, white, blue
name: "La Bayamesa" (The Bayamo Song)
lyrics/music: Pedro FIGUEREDO
Fact about Cuba flag
Narciso López and Miguel Teurbe Tolón
May 20, 1902
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