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COSTA RICA FLAGS AND BUNTING

In 1848 the present design of the flag withfive stripes was adopted. The red was addedto obtain the colours of revolutionaryFrance and the national emblem waspositioned in the centre. The current designof the flag and the emblem were adopted in1964. The seven stars represent the sevenprovinces of Costa Rica and the volcanoesdenote the geographical position of CostaRica between the Pacific and the Atlantic.The sun is a symbol of freedom and theships symbolize commerce