National Symbols of Peru

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 Flag of Peru

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.

The Coat of Arms

The National Anthem

Composed by Jose De San Martin, the National Anthem stands as an emblem of supreme freedom that the country has obtained after its battle for independence. It got its recognition on 15th April 1822.

The Inca Empire

The contribution of the ancient Inca Empire that existed in Peru is of extreme historical as well as cultural significance. The artworks, architecture and various other assets of that period are an emblem of the important history of the country.

The Inca Empire

A group of South American camels

They comprise a cluster of Auchenia mammals that were historically offered as a sacrifice for various sacraments. Now they constitute the producers of various animal products that help in raising the export of the country.

A group of South American camels

The Andes

This magnificent mountain range categorized into northern and southern regions contains the origin of the diverse ancient civilizations including the Tiahuanaco, Chavin and the well-known Inca civilization. This it can be considered as an important symbol of the cultures of Peru that came into existence from these mountains.

The Andes

 

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