The flag of Paraguay has three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top and bottom stripes are red, while the middle stripe is white. In the center of the flag is the country’s coat of arms, which features a golden star surrounded by a green wreath and five blue and white stripes. The star represents the nation’s independence, the green wreath symbolizes peace, and the stripes represent the five original provinces of Paraguay. The coat of arms is topped with a red cap of liberty, which represents freedom.