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Uruguay Flag and Description

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DESCRIPTION

The current flag of Uruguay was officially adopted on July 11, 1830.

The Sun of May has been used as a national symbol since the 19th century. The blue and white colors are modeled after the flag of Argentina, and the nine stripes represent the nine departments within the country.

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.