Flag of Argentina

Flag of Argentina

The flag of Argentine 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 44 938 712 (2019)
Total area 2 780 400 km2
Highest point Aconcagua (6 960 m, 22 835 ft)
Lowest point Laguna del Carbón (-105 m, -344 ft)
GDP per capita $ 11 684 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Argentine peso ($, ARS)
Calling code +54
Internet TLD .ar

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