Flag of the Hispanic People

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Flag of the Hispanicity
Flag of the race.svg
Name Bandera de la Hispanidad
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 12 October 1932
Designed by Ángel Camblor

The Flag of the Hispanicity (Spanish: Bandera de la Hispanidad)[i] is a flag sometimes used to represent the Hispanic people or Hispanic community.[1]

Symbolism[edit]

The Flag of the Hispanicity displays a white background with three purple crosses and a rising sun.

History[edit]

The flag was designed by Ángel Camblor, a captain of the Uruguayan Army, he was the winner of a contest organized by Juana de Ibarbourou in 1932. The flag was first raised on Independence Square of Montevideo on October 12, 1932.

Alternative use as the Flag of the Americas[edit]

The flag is also sometimes occasionally alternately used to represent the entire geographical area of The Americas and not just as an ethnic flag of the Hispanic American people.[2][3] The flag was officially adopted as the Flag of the Americas—in this usage representing besides Hispanic Americans also Anglo-Americans, Franco-Americans (the Québécois, Haitians, Guadeloupians, Martininqians, and French Guianians), Luso-Americans, Dutch Americans (the inhabitants of the Dutch Antilles and Suriname), and Greenlanders—by all member countries of the Pan-American Conference at their Seventh Assembly in 1933.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Formerly known as "Flag of the Hispanic race" (Spanish: Bandera de la raza hispánica)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raeside, Rob (ed.) (2008). "Flag of the Race"
  2. ^ Compton's Encyclopedia, 1958 edition. See Volume F, section "Flags of the World"
  3. ^ Raeside, Rob (ed.) (2008). "Flag of the Americas" (See final paragraph at the end of the web page.)