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Colombia flag

The horizontal stripes (from top to bottom) of yellow, blue and red tricolor have a ratio of 2:1:1. It—together with that of Ecuador, also derived from the flag of Gran Colombia—is different from most other tricolor flags, either vertical or horizontal, in having stripes which are not equal in size. (Venezuela, whose flag is also derived from the same source, opted for a more conventional tricolor with equal stripes).

Francisco de Miranda originally created the common yellow, blue, and red flag of Gran Colombia that Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, with slight variations, share today. Miranda gave at least two sources of inspiration for his flag. In a letter written to Count Simon Romanovich Woronzoff and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Miranda described a late-night conversation he had had with Goethe at a party in Weimar during the winter of 1785. Fascinated by Miranda's account of his exploits in the United States Revolutionary War and his travels throughout the Americas and Europe, Goethe told him that, "Your destiny is to create in your land a place where primary colors are not distorted.” He proceeded to clarify what he meant: (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Latino couple hugging in downtown Cartagena Latin couple made up of black curly-haired woman in brown skin, red blouse and jean short that is hugging her boyfriend Latin man with curly hair and yellow sweater who is also hugging her while they know the historic center of the city of Cartagena where We observe old house with flags of Colombia colombia flag stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images (Source: www.istockphoto.com)


First he explained to me the way the iris transforms light into the three primary colours […] then he proved to me why yellow is the most warm, noble and closest to [white] light; why blue is that mix of excitement and serenity, a distance that evokes shadows; and why red is the exaltation of yellow and blue, the synthesis, the vanishing of light into shadow. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Colombia began on July 20, 1810, at Bogotá. Rebellion soon spread to Cartagena, the Cauca valley, and Antioquia. Each area proclaimed independence under a separate flag—horizontal stripes of yellow over red, a tricolour of blue-yellow-red, blue and white stripes within a silver border, and others. The victory of “The Liberator,” (Source: www.britannica.com)

In 1834 the stripes were changed from horizontal to vertical, and a white eight-pointed star was added in the centre. Subsequently coats of arms appeared on the flag for specific official purposes. The present national flag was established when the government reverted to the horizontal yellow-blue-red on December 10, 1861. In doing so, however, it made the yellow stripe twice the width of either of the other stripes. Provision was made for distinctive symbols in the centre of the flag for such purposes as identification of the diplomatic service, navy ships, privately owned vessels, and the armed forces. Essentially the same symbols had already been in use for half a century, but the exact artistic rendition had varied from one regime to the next in reaction to the changing political landscape. (Source: www.britannica.com)

The Colombia flag consists of three horizontal stripes of yellow, blue, and red. The yellow band at the top of the flag take up half of the flag's area, while the rest of the flag is evenly divided between the bands of blue and red. The yellow half of the flag represents the gold that can be found inside the nation, while the red band represent the blood that the people of Colombia shed during their fight for independence from the Spanish Empire and the blue band represents the sky and the sea that borders the nation. (Source: www.gettysburgflag.com)




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