Argentina Flag & Facts
Population: 43, 886,748 (33rd largest)
Government: Presidential republic
Day: July 9, 1816
The flag of
Argentina has three equal horizontal bands—two of light blue and one of white—with
a bold yellow sun with a human face, known as “The Sun of May.”
represent the clear skies and snow of the Andes Mountains and the sun symbol
honors the appearance of the sun through the clouds on May 25, 1810 during the
first mass protest for Argentinian independence.
human facial features depict those of the Inca god of the sun, “Inti.”
means “land of silver” in Latin. The original European settlers believed the
country was full of silver after hearing about a legendary mountain made of
silver, however no such mountain was ever found.
Source: The CIA World Factbook