The flag has some similarities with the state symbols of Colombia and Venezuela. It is a standard rectangular field with transverse bands of yellow, blue and red colors. On the top is the widest yellow stripe – it takes half of the entire width. At the bottom of the canvas is a red stripe. In width, they are ¼ of the entire width of the cloth. In the center, there is a military coat of arms.
Traditionally, yellow color in national symbols stands for wealth and sunshine. And on the flag of Ecuador, it is called to point to the abundance of the sun and the precious metal of gold, the reserves of which the country has in its bowels. The blue stripe speaks of the boundless sky and the coasts of the ocean. The red color indicates the indomitable spirit of patriotism of the inhabitants and the bloodshed in the struggle for freedom.
The history of the flag
After independence in 1822, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela formed an Alliance and named it the great Columbia. After 8 years, the Union ceased to exist, but a single design of flags, proposed by the fighter for the liberation of General Francisco de Miranda, remained.
The design of the flag was adopted in September 1860 and it is one of the oldest flags in the world. In 1900, it placed the coat of arms, which exists to this day. Before that, three stripes of the flag symbolized the provinces of the Republic.
Total area:283,561 km2
Formation:24. 5. 1822
Currency:united states dollar (USD)
By continents:South America,