The State in the territory of current Venezuela appeared three centuries before adopting the national flag. For almost 300 years the territory was under the rule of Spain. The first flag was adopted when a national movement for independence took place. The first flag consisted of a white, yellow, blue and red field. The modern Venezuelan flag has three horizontal stripes of equal width. On the blue, right in the center, there are 8 stars. If the flag of the country appears at international events, in the upper left corner it is possible to see the state emblem of the free Republic.
In 1806, in one of the bays of the island of Haiti on the ship “Leander” was triumphantly raised tricolor – the future flag of Venezuela. Since that, only the white band was removed, but the value of the remaining three has changed. From that moment to the present day, the rich yellow color represents gold and other riches of American lands, dark red reminds of the bloody Spanish rule, and blue represents the waters of the Atlantic ocean, which separates them. Even then, the movement saw its rich American continent free from colonial oppression.
Under the shadow of this flag in1810, the Latin American people tried to declare independence. The same tricolor was developed over the army of Simon Bolivar, which for two years was in war with the Spaniards. The independence of the Republic of Venezuela was proclaimed on 5 July 1811.