Colors and the Meaning of the Costa Rica Flag
The flag consists of five strips that are positioned horizontally. The strips are in the flag with a 1: 1: 2: 1: 1 ratio and these strips are in blue-white-red-white-blue.
In the formation of the Costa Rican flag, the flag of Central America Confederation, of which Costa Rica was a member until 1838, was influential.
The red stripe was added to the flag created by inspiring from the horizontal stripes in blue-white-blue colors. The white stripes on the flag symbolize the interconnection of Central America and thus Costa Rica to the north and south of the continent.
Both blue stripes refer to the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The red symbolizes the warmth of the people of Costa Rica, the joy of life and also the blood that has been generously poured into the freedom of the country.
History of the Costa Rica Flag
The Costa Rican flag was first used on November 12, 1848, and was last updated on November 27, 1906. The state emblem on the official flag of the country took its present form with the last change on 21 October 1964.
The flag of Costa Rica was designed and constructed in 1848, during the reign of President Jose Maria Castro Madriz. His wife, Pacifica Fernandez Oreamuno, designed the flag. In the design of the flag, were influenced by the ideas of the French Revolution, the colors of freedom, equality, fraternity, and French flag.
Each color represents the important features of Costa Rica, Blue means sky, opportunities, intellectual thought, resistance to purpose, eternity, spiritual purpose and ideals. White means pure power, happiness, wisdom, power, the beauty of the skies, the power in Costa Rica that governs peace and initiatives for new initiatives. Red means the warmth of the Costa Ricans, the love of life, the blood flowing for independence and generosity.
In addition to the emblemless flag, there is an official flag of the state which uses the coat of arms of the state on the red strip.
Neighboring Countries of Costa Rica
Located in Central America. Its neighbors are Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, Pacific to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Main Characteristics of Costa Rica
Costa Rica name comes from the rich coast. It is the only country in the world with no army. The capital city of San Jose is one of the most visited cities in the country with its historical sites, bars and beaches. The official language is Spanish. The currency is Costa Rica colón.
The coastal plains are characterized by a humid equatorial climate, a moderate climate in the middle and a cold climate in the high parts. Their cold is not severe. While the average temperature in the coast is between 25-32 degrees, it varies between 21-27 degrees in the middle. It does not exceed 10 degrees in high regions. The main nutrients are rice. Gallo pinto and Picadillo are popular dishes. Tropical fruits are also of great importance.
Related: Costa Rica Maps
|Capital city||San José|
|Currency||costa rican colón (CRC)|
|Highest point||Cerro Chirripo (3,810 m)|
|Total area||51,100 km2|