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Costa Rica - State Flag

República de Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica

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image by Željko Heimer, 1 June 2001

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State Flag

From Album 2000 [pay00] - State Flag, Coast-Guard Ensign and President of the republic (-SW/-S- 3:5) - The fivestriped flag of blue-white-red-white-blue,  the red stripe being double width of each the other four. Offset to the hoist in the red stripe on white oval is set the coat of arms. The constuction details beside the figure set the horizontal offset of the oval as 3:7 (i.e. size from hoist to the oval's vertical axis : size from the axis to fly). The oval size seems to be (as measured from the image) as 1.75:1.5, using the same unit as above (which is the same that give vertical dimensions of the flag as 1+1+2+1+1, and therefore being 1/6 of the hoist). In any case - are the oval details determined by any law? I suspect that they may not be.
I used Jaume's image of the CoA as a clipart to make this images.
Željko Heimer, 1 June 2001

Construction Sheet

image by Željko Heimer, 1 June 2001

Presidential Sash

images by Eugene Ipavec, Jaume Ollé, Francisco Gregoric and António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 August 2006

Very recently, the newly elected President of Costa Rica Óscar Arias took oath as the new President of his country. There is a  picture at <> in which he can be seen wearing the presidential sash, which is the flag of Costa Rica plus the Coat of Arms in a diagonal way.
Source: El Tiempo, August 3rd, 2006 online edition.
E.R., 11 August 2006