Puerto Rico State Flag
The Puerto Rico flag was formally adopted on December 22, 1895. Since, Puerto Rico has maintained the same flag for the last 129 years.
The Puerto Rico flag was voted 6th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.
The 3 main colors in the Puerto Rico flag are #ED0000, #FFFFFF, and #0050F0. The Puerto Rico flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.
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Puerto Rico Flag
The flag of Puerto Rico comprises of five equal horizontal bands of red and white stripes. A blue isosceles triangle then sits on the hoist side bearing a large white five -pointed star.
Designed in 1890 the five pointed white star represents the common wealth of Puerto Rico, whilst the three sided triangle signifies the three branches (executive, legislative and judicial) of the republican government. The three red stripes show the blood that feeds the three branches and the two white signify the rights of man and the freedom of the individual.
Puerto Rico is quite commonly known as the 51st state of America although it is actually a commonwealth of the USA and not a state at all. The phrase ‘51st state’ is one that is often heard and refers to areas or locales which have been or are being seriously considered candidates for United States statehood. This has led to some confusion over how many states there really are!
It wasn’t until the Spanish – American Revolution, July the 25th 1898 to be exact, that Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the Americans. By then though the Puerto Rican flag had already been designed and was in use. Its resemblance to the Cuban flag would later go on to cause problems (1950’s) when the Cuban revolution had taken place. US officials became suspicious of those who flew the flag of Puerto Rico and arrested them on charges of insubordination against the US. The Puerto Rico flag is never flown alone, only in the company of the US flag.
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