Flag of Nicaragua: meaning and colors

Nicaragua or the Republic of Nicaragua is a government located in Central America, with a territory of 129.5 thousand km2 and a population of more than 6 million. Human.

So the modern Nicaragua flag looks:

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History flag of Nicaragua

In the area of ​​Nicaragua, Spaniards captured in the first quarter of the 16th century and made their own Colonia. For three centuries, Nicaragua became part of the Mexican Empire and took the flag.

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In the first half of the 20s of the XIX century, the federal government was created on the territory of Central America (CA), which included Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Los Altos. Then the flag of Nicaragua was a three-color cloth with the coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Central Asia.

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  • Later, the 2nd coat of arms was added – United Provinces.

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The disintegration of the FRC began with the exit from it to Nicaragua in the 2nd half of the 30s of the twentieth century, and the country had a personal sign for the next year. Later in the course of the 19th century, there were several attempts to restore the alliance.

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  • Within 1896-1898. The state of the Republic of Central Asia was created and the sign of this association was used now.

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The merger of the alliance in the form of the organization of the Central Asian countries was among the 20th century, but the temper of this alliance was seconder than the past. In general, for at least a moment at the end of the exit from the Mexican Empire, until 1910, at the time, at that time, at the time, at the time when the military junta came to power in the country, Nicaragua took and used different options flags:

  • 1852-1854.

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  • 1854-1854.

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  • 1858-1889 and 1893-1896.

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  • 1889-1893.

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  • 1896-November 1898. And later until 1908.

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In a small period of the 1898 years. The sign of the magnitude of the Republic of Central Asia.

The modern flag of the Republic of Nicaragua was adopted in September 1908 and the secondly approved in August 1971.


The symbolism of the Republic of Nicaragua contains two horizontal blue stripes from below and from above and white stripes between them. All three stripes have a monotonous width. The side of the panels corresponds to the proportions as 3 to 5.

In the center of the flag on the white part of it, the emblem of the republic is depicted, on which a triangle is replicated with equal parties. Figures show 5 volcanoes near the shores of the sea. Above them, Headdress (Thracian cap) of red, from which white rays come. The rainbow is drawn over the cap and volcanoes. The base of the triangle has a semicircle inscription: “Central America”. In the highest part, from the left side of the triangle towards the right, again the semicircle made an inscription: “Republic of Nicaragua”. Inscriptions made by Latin signs.

Colors of the flag of Nicaragua

The main colors of the sign of the republic – blue and white plus all the colors of the rainbow depicted on the coat of arms. In addition, the colors of greenish, yellow colors are applied to them for illustrations of volcanoes.

Meaning colors flag Nicaragua

Blue colors symbolize oceans: soft and Atlantic. Apart from this, this color applies to the lakes of Managua and Nicaragua. The white strip personifies the land (land) between the 2nd seas.

The figure of the triangle with equal parties is evidenced by equality. The rainbow is a symbol of good and peace, and the Thracian Cap (or Frisian) – Freedom.

5 volcanoes is the union and the fraternity of the states of the central states and 5 of America of this region.

Other flags

In Nicaragua, a political force was operating during the dictatorship – the Sandinista Front of the State Liberation, which had its own symbolism.

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Some government organizations, not counting this, have personal emblems:

  • Military establishment;

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  • Air Force;

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  • Navy.

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Similar flags

The state symbol of the Republic of Nicaragua has similarities with signs of such countries as:

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Differences are in the fact that in the center of flags, personal signs or images of the coat of arms is used.

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In the case of Argentina Instead of blue bands, blue and other coats of arms are used.

Non-specialized information about Nicaragua

Official language Spanish
Capital Managua
Territory 129 494 km2
Population 5 966 ​​798 people
Currency Córdoba (NIO, code 558)
Telephone code +505
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