El Salvador Flag

El Salvador Flag

Flag of El Salvador - Description of the El Salvador Flag

As the above picture of the El Salvador Flag indicates the overall background isblue and white

The El Salvador flag is described as follows:

Three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue

The national coat of arms is centered in the white band

The coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL

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

White - peace and honesty

Blue - the sea and the sky  - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the El Salvador flag is described as Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

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

The shape and flag ratio of the El Salvador flag is described as 3:5

The emblem on the El Salvador flag pictures the coat of arms

The Meaning & History of the El Salvador Flag - The El Salvador Coat of Arms emblem depicts

The five flags five fraternal Central American countries  - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

14 laurel leaves the number of States

The phrygian cap of liberty

5 volcanos represent the five nations in the Central American isthmus ( isthmus - a narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land )

The two oceans - Pacific & Atlantic

Equilateral triangle representing the equality of individuals

Rainbow representing Hope

The knot represents Unity

The flag of El Salvador was adopted on September 27, 1972

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