Peru Flag & Country Facts
Flag Facts: Peru
Government: Presidential Republic
National Holiday: Independence Day – July 28, 1821
National Symbol: Vicuna (species related to the llama)
The Peruvian flag consists three vertical red bands on the left-hand side, white, and red with the national coat of arms centered within the white band. The coat of arms features a shield with a vicuna, a cinchona tree, and a yellow cornucopia spilling out coins.
Coat of Arms:
Vicuna: Represents fauna
Cinchona tree: Source of quinine, represents flora
Yellow cornucopia spilling out coins: Represents mineral wealth
Red: Symbolizes blood shed for independence
White: Symbolizes peace
Did you know…
Ancient Peru was the center of the Inca Empire until their civilization was conquered by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533.
Source: CIA World Factbook