The flag of Cuba comprises five alternating horizontal stripes of (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) blue, white, blue, white and blue with a red triangle at the hoist of the flag, inside which sits a large white five-pointed star. The flag of Cuba is sometimes referred to as the Estrella Solitaria (meaning the Lone Star flag).
The flag of Cuba dates back to 1848 when the design was used for the liberation movement seeking to free Cuba from Spanish rule and turn it into a state of the USA. The flag of Cuba was officially adopted on 20 May 1902 following the country gaining its independence.
The flag's ratio is 1:2.
The flag of Cuba flies