The National Symbols of Peru are a rich combination of the culture, bio diversity and the historical facts that affect and influence the national identity of Peru. Some of the symbols are discussed below:
The Flag of Peru
Designed by Jose de San Martin, the National Flag of Peru contains a blend of red and white colored bands adorned with a shield in the middle. The colors of the flag have varied aspects that ameliorate their significance when related to the national characteristics. For instance, the red and white colors together show the tranquility attained through the bloodshed of the martyrs.
The Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms of Peru contains the picture of the national resources of the country. It includes the imprint of the beautiful cinchona tree in the upper right of the shield, whose medical characteristics have made way in fighting many diseases. On the upper left corner of the shield, there is an image of the national animal of the country, while the lower portion of the shield shows coins symbolizing the rich natural resources of the country. The two opposite green branches stand for the esteem earned by the country with the help of various victories. However, the Coat of Arms gets modified as a symbol to be used in various areas wherein the country has made progress.