National symbols of Peru

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National symbols of Peru are the symbols that are used in Peru to represent what is unique about the nation, reflecting different aspects of the cultural life and history. The national symbols of Peru are established by law and part of the Political Constitution of Peru (Article 49).[1]

Official symbols

The official symbols of Peru are established by law and part of the Political Constitution of Peru (Article 49).[1]

Symbol Image Adopted
Flag Flag of Peru
National Flag
February 25, 1825
National anthem National Anthem of Peru September 19, 1821
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Peru
Coat of Arms of Peru
March 18, 2016

Unofficial symbols

Symbol Image Remarks
National flower Cantulope (kantuta or guano)
Cantua buxifolia[2]
Cantuta buxifolia
Unofficial national flower emblems
National animal Vicuña
Vicugna vicugna
Vicugna vicugna
Unofficial national animal emblems
National bird Cock-of-the-rock
Rupicola peruviana[2]
Rupicola peruviana
Unofficial national bird emblems
National colors
 Red  White 
Unofficial national symbol
Cockade Cockade of Peru
Unofficial national symbol
National Instrument Pan-flute
Flute de pan MHNT ETH AC NH 31 Savès.jpg
Unofficial national symbol.

Peruvian icons

Icons of Peruvian culture.

Image Remarks
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
Inca Kola
Machu Picchu
Sweet yellow soft drink.
Incan Empire
Ancient civilization that encompassed Peru.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Congress of Peru, Political Constitution of Peru Article 49, retrieved October 30, 2008
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) National Institute for Natural Resources (INRENA), Boletín de Noticias No. 588, retrieved October 30, 2008
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