Uruguay is located in southeastern South America, bordered by Brazil, Argentina, and the Atlantic Ocean. The countries largest and capital city is Montevideo.
The current flag of Uruguay was officially adopted on July 11, 1830. The Sun of May has been used as a national symbol since the 19thC and was taken from Inti, the Incan God of the Sun. The blue and white colors are modeled after the flag of Argentina, and the nine stripes represent the nine departments within the country.
Definitive Issue - José G. Artígas, 1764-1850