Flag of Cuba: meaning and colors

Cuba – Island Government located in the Caribbean. According to the truth, it began at the end of the 1959 revolution.

So the modern Cuba flag looks:

Cuba-1 flag

History flag of Cuba

The current version of the Cuba sign was conceived in the 2nd half of the 40s of the nineteenth century, but the inhabitants of the island of freedom could not then embody personal thirst, because at that time were still under the authority of Spain. World powers in the face USA and Spain And for many years fought for the right to hold the peninsula. From 1898 to 1902, Cuba died under the rule of the United States then and the official sign of America was used (at that time it was 45 states).

Flag of Cuba-2

In 1902, Cuba had achieved independence, and the municipal sign was the version of the flag with the star. His registration was taken from the state of Texas (USA), referred to as “Lonely Star”.

Flag of Cuba-3

In the 19th century, many inhabitants of the island of freedom were written out that the peninsula was redefined with America. This event can be and became an event that the colors of the Cuban sign coincide with the colors of the flag of America, and streaks and stars are used.

Previously, the flag was not quite much more convenient:

Cuba-4 flag


The Cuba flag is a cloth of a rectangular shape, the sides of which correlated as 1 to 2. It shows 5 uniform horizontal bands alternately changing among themselves: two white and three blue.

From the left edge (in the trek) depicted an equilateral triangle of red. On one of the sides, it converges from the width of the panel. The center of the triangle depicts a five-pointed white star.

Construction of the Cuban flag

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Colors of the flag of Cuba

Three colors used in Cuban symbolism: blue, white, red.

Meaning colors flag Cuba

The official version, which explains the meaning of the flag colors, resides in the following:

  1. Bands of blue colors – is divided into three parts by Spanish Cuba;
  2. White stripes – the desire for independence;
  3. Red triangle – shed for the independence of Cuba, the blood, and freedom, brotherhood, equality;
  4. The white star symbolizes freedom.

For blue stripes periodically used and modern explanation that indicates the country’s three historical periods: before 1902; from 1902 to 1959; at the end of 1959.

Other flags

during the struggle for independence of the various movements and Cuban society had personal character variants. 1st embodiment was formed of 3 bands: green, purple-red, white.

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In the 20s it was a couple of communities:

  • “The sun and the rays of Bolivar”;

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  • “Cuban Rosa”;

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  • “Havana Club”.

Kuba-9 flag

The 2nd symbolism was adopted forever, which is associated with the uprising of 1868., But in the subsequent not found approval due to intrigue between the favorites of the uprising.

Cuba-10 flag

In 1952. General Batjoy It was decided to use the 2nd symbolism, which was used by it 20 years earlier during the military coup.

Cuba-11 flag

Similar flags

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Non-specialized information about Cuba

Official language Spanish
Capital Havana
Territory 110 860 km2
Population 11,061 886 people
Currency Peso (Cup, 192) Convertible Peso (CUC, 931)
Telephone code +53
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