In 1830, shortly after becoming independent from Brazil, Uruguay adopted this flag. Its colors are modeled from Argentina’s flag. Seventeen stripes were included in the original design but they were reduced to nine to represent the nine original departments of Uruguay. The Sun of May claims this flag’s cannon; it is emblematic of freedom and independence.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.