Colombian Flag

Colombian Flag

The Flag of Colombia - Description of the Colombian Flag

As the above picture of the Colombian Flag indicates the background is tri-color - three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Colombian flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Colombian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Colombian Flag

The inspiration and design for the Colombian flag came from the instigator of South American Independence, General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816)

It was then adopted by the Republics of Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela

These three countries formed a confederation from 1822 until 1830 when they each became separate nations

The flag has remained the same for the three sovereign states with only slight differences distinguishing one flag from the others

The Colombian flag was adopted on November 26, 1861

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