Flag of Ecuador

Flag Ecuador, Banner Ecuador
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National flag on land and sea
283.600 km²
South America
Spanish; languages of the 12 ethnic groups (mainly Quechua)
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Background knowledge

The flag is in this form since 1860 again in use, but in the format 2:1 officially only since 07.11.1900. It resembles the flags of Colombia and Venezuela. Ecuador was united with these countries in a union (Greater Colombia) after gaining independence until 1830.

The flag shows three horizontal stripes in yellow, blue and red in the ratio 2:1:1. The wider yellow stripe was actually intended to hold coats of arms or similar, but Ecuador did not make use of this and placed the coat of arms in the center.

The colors are meant to illustrate the separation of the Republic from the colonial power Spain (national colors yellow-red) by the sea (blue). However, yellow also symbolizes the wealth of the country, the sunshine and the grain fields. Blue represents the sky, the sea and the rivers, and red represents the blood shed for independence. The colors remind of the Venezuelan freedom fighter Francisco de Miranda (1750?1816), who led this flag.

Text courtesy of Flaggenlexikon.de

Three horizontal stripes (yellow, double width), blue and red with the national emblem in the center of the flag.


Composer: Antonio Neumane Songwriter: Juan León Mera

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This is what an AI says about the Ecuadorian flag
The flag of Ecuador was officially introduced in 1860 and is a combination of the colors blue, yellow and red. It symbolizes the independence of the country and the unity of the Republic. The yellow stripe in the center of the flag symbolizes the sun, which gives light and warmth to the people of Ecuador.
This is what an AI knows about the history of the Ecuadorian flag
The national flag of Ecuador was first officially adopted on September 26, 1860. It consists of three vertical stripes in yellow, blue and red, symbolizing the independence of the country. In the center of the flag is a coat of arms representing a sun, a globe and an eagle.
This is how an AI describes the Ecuadorian flag
The national flag of Ecuador consists of a yellow background on which there is a red triangle. In this triangle there is a blue and a white stripe. The blue stripe has a yellow sun with a human below it. The white stripe contains a motto in Latin script. The flag symbolizes the unity of the country and its independence. It commemorates the history of the country and its citizens. It also represents the values of the Republic of Ecuador.

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