The Flag of Nicaragua

The flag of Nicaragua consists of three horizontal stripes with the country's coat of arms centered in the white middle stripe. The top and bottom stripes are blue, symbolizing the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, while the white stripe represents the land between the two bodies of water, peace, and purity. The coat of arms features a triangle encircled by the words 'República de Nicaragua' on the top and 'América Central' on the bottom, with five volcanoes, a cap of liberty, a sun, and a rainbow inside the triangle.

The Flag of Nicaragua

History

The flag of Nicaragua has undergone several changes since the country's independence from Spain in 1821. Initially, Nicaragua was part of the Federal Republic of Central America, and its flag was inspired by the flag of Argentina, reflecting the influence of the Argentine revolutionary, Manuel Belgrano. The current design was adopted on August 27, 1971, and is a return to the flag used between 1908 and 1971, which in turn was inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. The symbolism of the flag has remained consistent, focusing on the country's geographical location, its aspirations for peace, and the unity of Central America.