Flag of Argentina πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·

Flag of Argentina

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The flag of Argentine πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· is strikingly similar to the flag of Uruguay, especially by its blue-and-white design and yellow symbol of sun, which represents the Inca god of sun called Inti. The white stripe is surrounded by two pale blue stripes and a symbol of the sun is located in its middle. The flag was probably designed in 1812 by general Manuel Belgrano, the Argentine patriot that strongly opposed to Spanish domination. The general was allegedly inspired by the Argentine blue sky above the battlefield, or perhaps by the blue military cockades of his soldiers. Still, there are doubts whether he really was the author of the flag.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AR, ARG (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Argentine Republic
Capital city Buenos Aires
Continent South America
Member of United Nations, Organization of American States, Union of South American Nations
Population 44Β 938Β 712 (2019)
Total area 2Β 780Β 400 km2
Highest point Aconcagua (6Β 960 m, 22Β 835 ft)
Lowest point Laguna del CarbΓ³n (-105 m, -344 ft)
GDP per capita $ 11Β 684 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Argentine peso ($, ARS)
Calling code +54
Internet TLD .ar

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