Ecuador Flag

Ecuador Flag

Flag of Ecuador - Description of the Ecuador Flag

As the above picture of the Ecuador Flag indicates the background is tri-color - three horizontal bands of yellow (top and double width), blue, and red with the coat of arms superimposed at the center of the flag

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Ecuador 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 Ecuador flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The emblem on the Ecuador flag pictures the Ecuador coat of arms

The Meaning & History of the Ecuador Flag

The inspiration and design for Ecuador's 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 Coat of Arms of Ecuador is in the shape of heart and rests on a bundle of sheaves which is the Republic's insignia for dignity

The palm and laurel branches between them symbolize victory

The condor perched at the top offers the country shelter and protection and stands ready to strike out against any enemies

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer represent parts of the Zodiac and the Sun takes its place in the middle of these signs which are historically significant to Ecuadorians

The Chimborazo Mountain is displayed being the highest in the Andes Range

The steamboat "Guayas" is also pictured and was the first of its kind in South America.

The flag of Ecuador was adopted on September 26, 1860

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