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Flag of Puerto Rico

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The flag of Puerto Rico consists of five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center. The design is based on the flag of Cuba, which is identical except for red and blue being inverted.

The red represents blood from the brave men, the white represents victory and peace, and the blue represents the sky and blue coastal waters. The lone Star represents the nation. The triangle represents the three branches of government.

Though there are specific shades of red and blue that are used for the flag, some flag-makers make slight modifications. Specifically, the shade of blue used on the flag may correspond to the flag-flyer's political beliefs. Flags made by pro-independence groups use a lighter shade of blue, while pro-U.S. and pro-statehood groups use darker shades (as on the U.S. flag). The official version uses a shade of moderate darkness.

See also

National flags
List of national flags | List of national coats of arms


Flags of the U.S. states
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
Flags of the inhabited insular areas and the Federal district
American Samoa | Guam | Northern Mariana Islands | Puerto Rico | Virgin Islands | Washington D.C.
Unofficial flags of the uninhabited insular areas
Johnston Atoll | Midway Atoll | Navassa Island | Palmyra Atoll | Wake Island
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