Flag of Paraguay

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National flag and ensignFlag has different designs on its obverse side and its reverse side Flag of Paraguay (obverse). Flag ratio: 11:20[1]
National flag and ensignReverse side of flag Flag of Paraguay (reverse). Flag ratio: 11:20
Presidential Standard of Paraguay

The flag of Paraguay (Spanish: bandera de Paraguay) was adopted in 1842. It is unusual because it differs on obverse and reverse sides.


Each side of the flag consists of three equal, horizontal bands: red, white, and blue, with an emblem centered in the white band. The emblem on the obverse side is the national coat of arms of Paraguay: a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a green wreath capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY ("Republic of Paraguay" in Spanish), all within two concentric circles); the emblem on the reverse side is the seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Phrygian cap and the words Paz y Justicia ("Peace and Justice").

The flag was revised in 2013, simplifying the coat of arms and bringing the design closer to its original form.[2]

Historical flags[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gaceta Oficial (17 July 2013), Presidencia de la República del Paraguay Ministerio del Interior (art. 5)
  2. ^ http://www.flagsaustralia.com.au/Newcountryflags.html

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