National flag - Flag of Honduras

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Flag of Honduras

The national flag of Honduras was adopted on March 7, 1866, based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. In 1823 Honduras joined the United Provinces of Central America and adopted their flag. In 1866 it was amended; five cerulean stars were placed in the center to represent the five original Central American provinces. The colors and pattern are the same as the flag of the United Provinces of Central America. Civilian and government ships fly it as an ensign. Ships of the Honduran Navy fly as a naval ensign a version in which the five star emblem is replaced by the coat of arms of Honduras above an inverted arch of five small turquoise stars.

The flag consists of three horizontal bands of equal width with an overall length:width ratio of 1:2. The two outer cerulean bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and also represent the blue sky and brotherhood. The inner white band represents the land between the ocean and the sea, the peace and prosperity of its people, and purity of thoughts. The five cerulean five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band represent the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala) and the hope that the nations may form a union again.

* Coat of arms of Honduras

* National Anthem of Honduras

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Flag of Honduras

Country - Honduras

Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras (República de Honduras), is a country in Central America. In the past, it was sometimes referred to as "Spanish Honduras" to differentiate it from British Honduras, which later became modern-day Belize. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, before the Spanish invaded in the sixteenth century. The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism and the now predominant Spanish language, along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. Honduras became independent in 1821 and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured much social strife and political instability, and remains one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In 1960, the northern part of what was the Mosquito Coast was transferred from Nicaragua to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  El Salvador 
  •  Guatemala 
  •  Nicaragua 

Language

Flag of Honduras (English)  Bandiera dell'Honduras (Italiano)  Vlag van Honduras (Nederlands)  Drapeau du Honduras (Français)  Flagge von Honduras (Deutsch)  Bandeira das Honduras (Português)  Флаг Гондураса (Русский)  Bandera de Honduras (Español)  Flaga Hondurasu (Polski)  洪都拉斯国旗 (中文)  Honduras flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Hondurasului (Română)  ホンジュラスの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Гондурасу (Українська)  Национално знаме на Хондурас (Български)  온두라스의 국기 (한국어)  Hondurasin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Honduras (Bahasa Indonesia)  Hondūro vėliava (Lietuvių)  Honduraská vlajka (Česky)  Honduras bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Хондураса (Српски / Srpski)  Hondurase lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Hondurasu (Slovenčina)  Honduras zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Hondurasa (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติฮอนดูรัส (ไทย)  Σημαία της Ονδούρας (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Honduras (Tiếng Việt) 
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