Flag of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Unincorporated territory of the United States)
Country CodesPR, PRI, 630
Official NameCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
ContinentNorth America
CapitalSan Juan
Government TypeUnincorporated territory of the United States with local self-government
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
Calling Code+1 787, +1 939
Member OfNot a member of the United Nations, as it is a territory of the United States
PopulationApproximately 3.3 million
Total Area9,104 km²
Highest PointCerro de Punta (1,338 meters, 4,390 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 31,538
Life Expectancy80 years
Internet TLD.pr

Puerto Rico National Anthem

La Borinqueña (The Puerto Rican)

The land of Borinquen
where I have been born
is a flowery garden
of magical brilliance.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Puerto Rico Flag

The flag of Puerto Rico was officially adopted on July 24, 1952. The design of the flag is similar to that of the Cuban flag, reflecting the mutual support of both countries during their struggles for independence from Spain.

The flag consists of five alternating red and white stripes and a blue isosceles triangle at the hoist with a white five-pointed star in the center. The red stripes represent the blood from the brave warriors, while the white stripes symbolize the victory and peace that they would secure. The blue triangle represents the sky and the coastal waters of Puerto Rico, while the lone star represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican flag’s design was influenced by the Cuban Revolution flag and the flag of the United States, embodying Puerto Rico’s aspirations for independence and its strong ties with the U.S. The flag was first used by the Puerto Rican independence movement in 1868 and has since been a symbol of the island’s national pride and cultural identity.

Despite its association with various political movements over the years, the flag is widely recognized as a symbol of the unique heritage and culture of Puerto Rico. It is a source of pride for Puerto Ricans and is prominently displayed on the island, in the Puerto Rican diaspora, and at international events where Puerto Rico is represented. The flag of Puerto Rico symbolizes the island’s resilience, its rich history, and its vibrant culture.