The Flag of Artigas is one of the three official flags of Uruguay, it pays homage to José Gervasio Artigas, the national hero of Uruguay. It has three horizontal stripes, the top and bottom being blue, and the central one white. On top of them, it has a diagonal red stripe.
History[edit | edit source]
It was designed by José Artigas himself based on the flag created in 1812 by Manuel Belgrano, but adding a red stripe to represent federalism. It was meant to be the flag of the Liga Federal, a confederation of south american provinces proposed by Artigas.
Use as military emblems[edit | edit source]
The Flag of Artigas, and emblems derived from it, have traditionally been used as the symbols of the Military of Uruguay.
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Uruguayan Air Force[edit | edit source]
Uruguayan army and general military use[edit | edit source]
There is also a different version of the roundel, known as the Artigas' Cockade, which is worn as a cockade on the uniforms of the Military of Uruguay, and also serves as the emblem of the Uruguayan Army. It is likewise based on the Flag of Artigas, but with blue at the centre, surrounded by white then blue, and with the red diagonal stripe overall.
Other flags[edit | edit source]
The flag of the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, mostly governed by the Federal Party and Justo José Urquiza between 1842 and 1870, is inspired on the flag of Artigas and looks very similar, except that it has a 9:14 ratio and the blue stripes are much lighter.
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