Colombia Flag Meaning & Details


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 Colombia Flag
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  • three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red

  • the flag retains the three main colors of the banner of Gran Colombia, the short-lived South American republic that broke up in 1830

  • various interpretations of the colors exist and include: yellow for the gold in Colombia's land, blue for the seas on its shores, and red for the blood spilled in attaining freedom

  • alternatively, the colors have been described as representing more elemental concepts such as sovereignty and justice (yellow), loyalty and vigilance (blue), and valor and generosity (red)

  • or simply the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity

    note: similar to the flag of Ecuador, which is longer and bears the Ecuadorian coat of arms superimposed in the center

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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