Cuba Flag Meaning & Details

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 Cuba Flag
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  • five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white

  • a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center

  • the blue bands refer to the three old divisions of the island: central, occidental, and oriental

  • the white bands describe the purity of the independence ideal

  • the triangle symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity, while the red color stands for the blood shed in the independence struggle

  • the white star, called La Estrella Solitaria (the Lone Star) lights the way to freedom and was taken from the flag of Texas

    note: design similar to the Puerto Rican flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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