Flag of Uruguay

Flag of Uruguay

The flag of Uruguay consists of nine horizontal stripes where for of them are blue and five are white. Moreover, the upper left part of the flag is adorned by so-called Sun of May with human face and sixteen rays - eight straight and eight wavy. Nine stripes indicate nine Uruguayan provinces, which were created after the liberation from Brazil in 1828. Prior to Brazilian domination, Uruguay was also ruled by Spanish and Portuguese, and it was called "Banda Oriental" (East Coast). The Sun of May should remind gaining the independence, which took place in May. The design of the flag is probably influenced by the style of American and Argentine flag.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Argentina Argentina Buenos Aires 41,660,096 2,780,400 km2
Flag of Brazil Brazil Brasília 201,032,714 8,514,880 km2

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Main information

Country
Uruguay
Capital city
Montevideo
Population
3,286,314 (2011)
Total area
175,016 km2
Formation
25. 8. 1825
Highest point
Cerro Catedral (Uruguay) (514 m)
GDP
$ 15,865 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
uruguayan peso (UYU)
Code
UY (URY)
Calling code
+598
Internet TLD
.uy

Country is member of

By continents
South America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Uruguay (Montevideo)
English
Uruguay (Montevideo)
German
Uruguay (Montevideo)
French
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Italian
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Spanish
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Russian
Уругвай (Монтевидео)
Slovak
Uruguaj (Montevideo)
Polish
Urugwaj (Montevideo)
Portuguese
Uruguai (Montevidéu)
Chinese
乌拉圭 (蒙得维的亚)
Japanese
ウルグアイ (モンテビデオ)
Turkish
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Norwegian
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Swedish
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Hungarian
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Dutch
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Danish
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Finnish
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Hebrew
אורוגוואי (מונטווידאו)

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