Flag of Nicaragua

Nicaragua Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesNI, NIC, 558
Official NameRepublic of Nicaragua
ContinentNorth America
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyNicaraguan Córdoba (NIO)
Calling Code+505
Member OfUnited Nations, Organization of American States, Central American Integration System, Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America
PopulationApproximately 6.5 million
Total Area130,373 km²
Highest PointMogotón (2,107 meters, 6,913 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,913
Life Expectancy74 years
Internet TLD.ni

Nicaragua National Anthem

Salve a ti, Nicaragua (Hail to Thee, Nicaragua)

Hail to thee, Nicaragua! On thy land
Roars the voice of the cannon no more,
Nor does the blood of brothers now stain
Thy glorious bicolor banner.
Let peace shine beautiful in thy sky,
And nothing dims thy immortal glory,
For work is thy well-earned laurel
And honor is thy triumphal emblem!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Nicaragua Flag

The national flag of Nicaragua was officially adopted on August 27, 1971, although its design is based on the flag of the United Provinces of Central America in 1823. The flag features a horizontal triband of blue and white, with the national coat of arms centered in the white band.

The two blue stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which border Nicaragua on the west and east, respectively. The white stripe symbolizes purity and peace. The coat of arms in the center of the flag includes five volcanoes, which represent the original five member states of the United Provinces of Central America, and a rainbow, which symbolizes peace. The red Phrygian cap symbolizes freedom and the rays of the sun represent the bright future of Nicaragua.

The design of the Nicaraguan flag has undergone several changes throughout its history, reflecting the nation’s turbulent political journey. The current design, however, has been in place since the 1970s and has become a symbol of national unity and pride.

The flag of Nicaragua is an important national symbol, representing not only the country’s geography and history but also its aspirations for peace, freedom, and prosperity. It is a source of pride for Nicaraguans and is displayed prominently in public buildings, at national events, and in international contexts, representing the sovereignty and identity of the nation.