Paraguay Flag Meaning & Details


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 Paraguay Flag
 Flag Information
  • three equal, horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue with an emblem centered in the white band

  • unusual flag in that the emblem is different on each side

  • the obverse (hoist side at the left) bears the national coat of arms (a yellow five-pointed star within a green wreath capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles)

  • the reverse (hoist side at the right) bears a circular seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Cap of Liberty and the words PAZ Y JUSTICIA (Peace and Justice))

  • red symbolizes bravery and patriotism, white represents integrity and peace, and blue denotes liberty and generosity

    note: the three color bands resemble those on the flag of the Netherlands

  • one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides - the others are Moldova and Saudi Arabia

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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