|Design||A vertical triband of red (hoist-side and fly-side) and white with the National Coat of Arms centered on the white band.|
|Variant flag of Flag of Peru|
|Use||State flag and ensign|
What is the national sport of Peru?
De facto national sports
Why is the Peruvian flag red and white?
The first national flag of Peru was created in 1820, when José de San Martín arrived with his Army of the Andes from Argentina and Chile. The Peruvian flag he designed combined the colours red and white, said to have been chosen because San Martín saw a flock of flamingos take wing at his arrival.
What does the llama symbolize in Peru?
All gold belonged to the ruler of the empire, the Inca himself, who claimed to be descended from the sun god. Llamas were the Incas’ most important domestic animal, providing food, clothing and acting as beasts of burden. They were also often sacrificed in large numbers to the gods.