The Flag of Cuba was designed in 1849 by Narciso López. The three blue bands represent the three military districts of colonial Cuba (central, occidental, and oriental). The two white stripes describe the purity of the independence ideal. The triangle symbolizes liberty, equality and fraternity. The red color stands for the bloodshed in the independence struggle; the white star represents independence and freedom.
The Republic of Cuba is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean, located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida.