Colors and the Meaning of the Paraguay Flag
The Paraguay flag consists of three equal horizontal bands. The top strip is red, the middle strip is white and the bottom strip is blue and there is an emblem in the center of the white strip. There are two different emblems on the flag; The emblem on the front of the flag is the state emblem of the country, while the emblem on the back is the country’s Treasury Seal.
The state coat of arms is a five-pointed yellow star placed on a blue disc, and the surrounding olive and palm branches and a circular band outside the Republic of Paraguay, the official name of the country written in Spanish. In the coat of arms of the Seal of Treasure is a symbol of a lion protecting the red-colored Phrygian hat and a strip of ‘Paz y Justica’, the national motto of the country, which means peace and justice.
Paraguay flag colors are inspired by the French flag. These colors are considered the colors of freedom and independence. The red color symbolizes equality, courage, and patriotism, white color symbolizes unity, purity and peace, blue freedom, charity, and righteousness. The emblem on the front represents the country’s date of independence, 14 May 1811. The olive branch represents peace, while the palm branch represents honor. The Treasury Seal is a symbol of freedom.
History of the Paraguay Flag
In 1810, Argentina gained independence and then Paraguay claimed its independence. On May 14, 1811, the last Spanish governor, Bernardo Velazco, dismissed Fulgencio Yegros, Pedro Juan Caballero, Vicente Ignacio Iturbe, and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. On June 17, 1811, Congress elected a junta led by Yegros, who officially declared independence. Junta remained in office until the declaration of the republic in 1813. During the First Congress of June 17, 1811, three colored and three different designs were exhibited in Asuncion. Francia’s preferred red-white-blue flag. The reason he chose this flag was that of the freedom to express his feelings of freedom.
The flag used on August 15, 1812, was modified and the white strip of the red-white-blue flag was designed to be wider. In 1826 a new flag was introduced, but the three-color flag was kept as an alternative flag. But when Dr. José Joséparpar Rodríguez de Francia died in 1840, all the garrisons did not use the tricolor flag until 1842, pulling their blue flags. The monochrome banner used was blue with a six-pointed star in the upper left corner.
The 1812 flag was the model for the first official flag of the Republic of Paraguay, which was introduced by the General Congress on November 25, 1842. In 1854 the size of the flag was 333: 500 and updated to 1: 2. Small changes have been made in the Paraguay flag from this date to the present. In some changes, the ratio has changed, and in some cases the coat of arms has changed. The odds and both emblems were last changed on July 15, 2013. But the colors are preserved to the present day. Paraguay is the only sovereign nation-state flag with different images on both sides of the flag.
Neighboring Countries of Paraguay
Paraguay, a country in South America, borders Bolivia in the northwest, Brazil in the northeast, Argentina in the south and in the west.
Main Characteristics of Paraguay
Paraguay is a landlocked Latin American country. Asuncion has a long history and is the largest city and capital of the country. There are two official languages, Guarani and Spanish. Paraguay Guarani is used as currency.
A hot and humid climate prevails. However, during the period between June and August, there are times when the temperature becomes freezing at night. They were influenced by the food culture of many countries, especially Spain. The main nutrients are cassava and corn. Lamb, chicken, and pork are consumed as meat.
|Currency||paraguayan guaraní (PYG)|
|Highest Point||Cerro Pero (Cerro Tres Kandu) (842 m)|
|Total Area||406,752 km2|