Aruba flag patch

Aruba flag patch

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Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)

The Aruba flag consists of a light blue colored base with two thin yellow vertical stripes across the lower third of the flag, and a four pointed red star with a white outline in the upper left corner.

Meaning: There are conflicting meanings of the Aruba flag's colors. One theory states that the four pointed star represents the island itself and its four main languages, Papiamento, Spanish, English, and Dutch. The light blue represents the sea and sky. The yellow stripes stand for the wanglo, a yellow colored rainflower. Another theory states that yellow is the color of abundance, representing Aruba's past and present industries of gold, aloe and oil; red stands for the love that each Aruban has for their country and for the ancient industry of Brazil wood; and white represents the snow-white beaches as well as the purity of the hearts of Aruba's natives who strive for justice, order and liberty. The yellow stripes also symbolize the free and separate position the island enjoys in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

History: Aruba's current flag was adopted on Mar. 18, 1976.

Interesting facts: Over 700 designs were entered in a competition for an Aruban flag in 1976 (source: worldflags101).

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