Costa Rica: Flag                                                              

  • The current flag is based on a design created in 1848 and was inspired by the flag of France.
  • The flag was officially adopted in 1906.
  • The blue color stands for the sky, opportunity, idealism and perseverance.
  • The white stands for peace, wisdom, and happiness.
  • Red symbolizes bloodshed in the defense of the nation as well as the warmth and generosity of the Costa Rican people.
  • The stripes are in the ratio 1:1:2:1:1.