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Costa Rica - Historical Flag (1823)

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[Flag of independence]
by Jaume Olle

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June 1823 flag

This flag was hoisted for first time on 6 June 1823, after the proclamation of independence from Mexico (10 May 1823). I think that the six pointed star symbolized six districts, but I don't know what these were, perhaps Chiapas, Guatemala, San Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, or six "Ayuntamientos" of the territory (I read about the two versions).
Jaume Olle, 26 August 1996

Flag adopted on 6 June 1823. Coat of arms Adopted 4 March 1823. Flag abolished on 4 March 1824. Coat of arms abolished on 21 August 1823.
Jaume Olle

Coat of Arms

by Jaume Olle