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Flag of Aruba

Flag of Aruba

Flag of Aruba

The national flag of Aruba was adopted on the 18th of March 1976. The design consists of a field of light blue, two narrow parallel horizontal yellow stripes in the bottom half, and a four-pointed white-fimbriated red star in the canton. The flag was designed in part by vexillologist Whitney Smith.

Flag of Aruba
Flag of Aruba

Flag of Aruba Design and Colour Scheme

The flag was officially Aruba on 18 along with the national anthem Aruba Dushi Tera Introduced in March 1976. This date was chosen because, on 18 March 1948, the Netherlands accepted the right Aruba to choose the autonomous status in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Flag of Aruba consists of four colours and symbols each have significant meaning: 

  • The red star represents the four points of the compass and symbolizes the different origins of the Aruban population that attracted people from all over the world.
  • Blue signifies the sea that’s surrounding the island of Aruba.
  • Yellow is the colour of abundance and the horizontal lines represent the abundance of solidarity.
  • White stands for peace and symbolizes the as well as the purity of the hearts of Aruban people who strive for justice, order and liberty.

Brief History about the Flag of Aruba

Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles, however, In the early 1970s Aruba sought Independence or Autonomy from the Netherlands, as part of this request, Aruba leaders developed a national flag, It was first hoisted on 18th of March 1976, after receiving Autonomous region of the Netherlands the flag was officially adopted on 18th of March 1976. 

The flag was designed by vexillologist, Whitney Smith. The flag is light blue in colour and features two narrow, horizontal, yellow stripes across the lower portion and a red, four-pointed star outlined in white in the upper hoist-side corner.

Flag of Aruba
Flag of Aruba


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