The flag of Uruguay consists of nine horizontal stripes alternating between white and blue, with a white square in the upper left corner bearing the Sun of May. The nine stripes represent the nine original departments of Uruguay. The Sun of May symbolizes the Inca sun god Inti, as well as the May Revolution of 1810 in Argentina. This revolution led to the formation of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata. Uruguay was a part of this confederation. The Sun of May represents the country’s independence and the people’s freedom. The blue and white colors signify clear skies and a peaceful atmosphere, reflecting Uruguay’s aspirations for tranquility and prosperity.