Flag of Nicaragua / Nicaraguan (JPG)
The flag of Nicaragua was adopted on August 27, 1971. It is based on the flag of the United States of Central America and inspired by the Argentine flag. The flag and the arms of Nicaragua in use today are the most similar to those used by the United Provinces of Central America. The triangle, volcanoes, rising sun, Cap of Liberty, and rainbow all appeared on the original emblem. The coat of arms used today contains the name of the state, Republica de Nicaragua, whereas in 1823 the title was Provincias Unidas del Centro de America.