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Nicaragua Flag

Nicaragua Flag

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Our digitally printed Nicaragua flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Generated to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags


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Flags will not last forever. Whilst we do everything possible to ensure our products are the most durable possible.


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History of the Nicaragua Flag

Where in the world?
It is the only sovereign state flag to contain the colour violet.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 27th August 1971 (First adopted 1908)
Proportion 3:5
Design A blue-white-blue triband with the coat of arms in the centre.
PMS Blue: 281 Gold: 125 Blue: 292 Yellow: 109 Green: 355 Grey: 277
Brief History

In 1823 flag of the United States of Central America was used as the flag of Nicaragua. It is the blue-white-blue horizontal triband with a modified coat of arms at the centre. There was also a flag represented the United Provinces of Central America flown during this period with a blue-bordered coat of arms.

In 1925 the Federal Republic of Central America and Nicaraguan flag were altered to reflect the new oval coat of arms.

Between 1852 and 1854 an unofficial white-yellow-red horizontal tricolour with green mountain was attributed to Nicaragua. In 1854 a yellow-white-tan horizontal tricolour national flag was officially adopted.

In 1858 a blue-white-blue horizontal triband was adopted and in 1873 the white-yellow-tan horizontal tricolour replaced it. The blue-white-blue tricolour was adopted again in 1896.

Between 1889 and 1893 there was an unofficial blue-white-red-white-blue horizontal striped flag flown.

In 1896 a lighter shade of blue was chosen for the triband and the coat of arms with laurel was added to the centre of the flag. For one month in November 1889 a darker shade of blue was chosen and a new coat of arms with “REPUBLIC MAYOR DE CENTRO AMERICA” and five gold stars was adopted.

After November the light blue triband was readopted and in 1908 a new coat of arms without the five-pointed stars was added to the flag, along with a different shade of blue.

The Coat of Arms of Nicaragua

The Coat of Arms of Nicaragua was first adopted in 1823; the current version has been used since 1971. The design features a gold-bordered triangle with five volcanoes looking over a lake with a rainbow above and Phrygian cap.  Surrounding the triangle is the text “REPUBLIC OF NICARAGUA – CENTRAL AMERICA”.

The five volcanoes represent the five member states of the Republic of Central America and sun’s rays and rainbow represent a bright future.

The Historical Flags of the Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast is part of Nicaragua but previously it was under British protectorate between and had a modified historic Nicaraguan flag with the nine blue and white stripes and the Union Flag In the top left corner. Once it became an autonomous territory of Nicaragua in 1860 the Union Flag portion was replaced with a blue-white-blue rectangle and red and white coat of arms.

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