National Flag of Honduras
Country: Republic of Honduras
Honduran Flag Description:
The flag of Honduras consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes - the top and bottom stripes are blue and the middle stripe is white. In the white stripe there are five blue five-pointed stars. There are two stars, one on top of the other, on the left and right side and there is a solitary star in the middle of them.
Honduran Flag Meaning:
The blue stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The five stars represent the five nations of the United States of Central America (Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala) and the hope that the nations may form a union again.
Honduran Flag History:
The Honduran flag was adopted on January 9, 1866, making it one of the world's oldest flags. The present Honduran flag is similar to that of the United States of Central America flag, which came to an end in the years 1838 to 1839. All of the countries in the United States of Central America gained independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. Honduras separated from the United States of Central America and declared its independence on November 5th 1838.
Interesting Honduran Flag Facts:
The blue and white of the current Honduran flag represent an historical link to the other countries of the United States of Central America. These colors also remain in the flags of the other former members.