Uruguay Flag Colors & Meaning

Uruguay flag
Color Palette
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Blue#0038A80, 56, 168100, 67, 0, 34

The flag of Uruguay consists of nine horizontal stripes alternating between white and blue, along with a white canton bearing a golden Sun of May. The flag’s design, officially adopted on July 11, 1830, features four blue stripes representing the nine original departments of Uruguay, with the white stripes symbolizing peace. The Sun of May in the canton, a symbol shared with the Argentine flag, contains 16 alternating straight and wavy rays. This emblem represents independence and freedom, reflecting the sun’s appearance on May 25, 1810, during the first successful revolution against Spanish rule in Buenos Aires. The overall color scheme of blue, white, and gold stands for the expansive Uruguayan sky, purity, and the country’s rich resources, respectively. Together, these elements not only portray national pride and unity but also pay homage to Uruguay’s rich historical past and aspirations for peace.