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The Coat of Arms: (adopted 1906)
The golden key symbolizes Cuba’s position at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico and between the two Americas, while the rising sun represents a new nation. Three blue strips in the bottom left represent the
three regions of the colonial period. In the bottom right, the royal palm stands as a symbol of the nobility and the steadfastness of Cuban people while the mountains and the clear blue sky represent a typical Cuban landscape.
The bundle of eleven staves behind the shield support it, and symbolizes the unity of the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom. The staves are crowned by a Phrygian, or Liberty cap on which there is a lone white star, symbolizing independence. Bordering the shield, to the right, there is an oak branch, and to the left, a laurel branch, representing strength and victory.
The National Flag: ( first flown 1850; official flag since 1902)
The triangle is a reference to liberty, equality and fraternity, while the red color of the triangle symbolizes the blood that would be required to win independence. In the middle of the triangle, the white star symbolizes absolute freedom.The three blue stripes represent the eastern, central and western colonial regions, interspersed by white stripes signifying the purity and virtue of the Cuban people.
The National Anthem: Bayamo, composed in 1867-8 by Perucho Figueredo.
The National Tree: The Royal Palm
The National Bird: The Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus), or tocororo, displays plumage with the same colors as the Cuban flag.
The National Flower: Butterfly lily (Hedychium Coronarium Koenig), a native-growing white-colored fragrant jasmine (national representation is always in white)