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Republica de Honduras, Republic of Honduras

Last modified: 2002-06-21 by dov gutterman
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[Flag of Honduras]
flag according to Clay Moss report
by Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

flag according to Album 2000 [pay00]
by Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

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The Flag

In Carlo A. Ferro's book: The Argentine flag, inspirer of the central american banners, Honduras choses the same international naming for white, but curiously not for blue, which is defined as "turquí" (turquoise?), i.e., dark blue.
Gus Tracchia, 27 November 2000

While visiting Honduras I did not saw a Honduran flag anywhere that looks like and illustration floating around on a flag chart or in an encyclopedia.  All Honduran flags are proportioned 1 to 2.  The constellation of 5 stars on Honduran flags is spread out much further than what illustrations show.  Starting from the hoist, the first 2 stars are placed at a point 1/3 the length of the flag.  The middle star is placed in the center, and the last 2 stars are placed at a point 2/3 the length of the flag from the hoist.  Also, the stars, though 5 pointed are not the American variety.  Each point is wider at the center.  Here is an illustration.
Clay Moss, 5 July 2001

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - National Flag (CSW/CS- 1:2) - Horizontal trband of blue-white-blue with five blue stars in the middle stripe. Clay Moss is stating that all (most?) the flag is Honduras itself use "fat" stars, and he further gives the construction details, that I interpret. The Album gives similar image, but with more traditional stars.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001


From Flags of the World (Talocci 1982):
Honduras achieved independence in 1821 as part of the Central American federation along with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The present flag, which was officially adopted in 1949, is similar to that of the federation, which came to an end in the years 1838 to 1839.
The blue bands stand for the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The five stars, introduced in 1866, reflect the hope that the five states may once again form an association...

From Collins Gem Flags (Shaw 1994):
Honduras was one of the five member states of the United Provinces of Central America and, like other constituent states, has retained a blue and white tribanded flag based on the federation's flag, itself modelled on that of Argentina. Honduras' flag was adopted in 1866, with the five central stars representing a desire for the rebirth of the federation...
David Cohen, 3 March 1998

From "Three equal horizontal bands, one blue (top), white (center), and blue (bottom) with five blue, five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern, centered in the white band. The stars represent the members of the former Federal Republic of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua."
Dov Gutterman, 6 April 2000

Construction Sheet

by Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

Regarding the construction sheet, one may say it this way - the flagfield is divided in 36x72 squares. If we designate the origin (point 0,0) the midpoint of the flag (i.e. the crossing point of the diagonals). the center of the circles in which stars are inscribed is in points: 0,0; 12,3; 12,-3; -12,3; -12,-3, with diameter 4.
In other words, we may image division of the flag field in 3x6 squares, with circles of diameter 1/3 of such square side, set in the flag midpoint and in quartering-points of opposite sides of those squares edgeing the midpoint.
If you've been following this, you might understand what I mean when I say that the stars are determined with two squares. In some other sources the stars are set much closer to each other, and are determined with one square. I don't incude an image of that variant.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

Fin Flash

by Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

According to Wheeler's book Fuerza Ae'rea Hondurena uses national flag (but in ~11:14) as fin flash and vertical square variant as its roundel
Dov Gutterman, 11 October 1999

According to a photo of Jane's Weekly 07.01.98, confirming with Cochrane book, the only aircraft marking is a rectangular horizontal triband b-w-b , with only one star in the middle of the white, this marking being on the fin as specified.
Armand du Payrat, 11 October 1999

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - Aircraft Fin Marking (named Aircraft Fin Flash in [pay01], but the
French name for both is "Cocarde sur dérive) - Similar to the national flag, but with one large star instead of five stars, i.e. a horizontal triband of blue white blue with one blue five-pointed star in the middle.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 November 2001

Police Flags (?)

I located this photo at the Hunduras Police site . Are those unit flags ?
Dov Gutterman, 9 June 2000

Autonomous National University

The flag of the Autonomous national university that is blkue (turqoise), white and yellow, bearing in the center the arms of the university. The faculty of pharmacy is blue turqoise, white and light bluish purple
Jaume Olle', 20 June 2002

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