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Ecuador Flag

The Ecuador flag is yellow, red and blue, in horizontal strips. A broad yellow strip appears at the top of the flag, a narrower blue strip runs across the middle, and the red strip is at the bottom of the flag. This flag was adopted in 1860. It is very similar to the flags of both Colombia and Venezuela. The state version of the Ecuador flag contains a coat of arms, however, the civil version does not.

Ecuador flag meaning
The colors of the Ecuador flag are symbolic. The red represents the blood of those who fought for Ecuador’s independence. The blue represents clear skies and the ocean, while the yellow represents the resources that the country has, such as agricultural resources.

Coat of arms symbolism
The coat of arms depicts a number of items, each of which is symbolic. The sun is representative of traditions from the pre-Columbian era. The landscape is the Chimborazo mountain and the Guayas river. The Andean Condor represents courage and power. The palm represents peace and the laurel, dignity. The boat is representative of trade and accord. Finally, the zodiac signs on the flag are taken from the Marcist Revolution of 1845.

Ecuador flag history
The Ecuador flag is very similar to the flags of Colombia and Venezuela, because all three countries were previously part of Gran Colombia. Venezuelan revolutionary, Francisco de Miranda proposed the design of these flags.

While Ecuador was no longer a part of Gran Colombia after 1830, the country continued to use the Gran Colombia flag up until 1845. In 1845, the Marcist Revolution happened and Ecuador started using a flag that had vertical stripes of white, blue and white and white stars in the blue section. There were only three stars at that time. Between 1845 and 1860, the flag had four extra stars, and the seven stars represented the seven provinces of Ecuador.

In 1860, Gabriel Garcia Moreno reverted the country back to using the tricolor flag of yellow, blue and red. The coat of arms was added to the Ecuador flag in 1900.