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Colombia Flag

Flag of Colombia
Flag Name(s)El Tricolor Nacional ("The National Tricolor") [Flag Of Colombia]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Schemeyellow blue,red
Color and Design

A horizontal tricolor of yellow (double-width), blue and red.

Meaning & SymbolismThe yellow represents the riches of the country, the wealth of the Colombian soil, the gold, sovereignty, harmony, justice and agriculture, as well as the Sun, the source of light. The blue represents the sky above, the seas on Colombia's shores, and the rivers that run through. And red represents the blood spilled for Colombia's independence and also the effort of Colombian people, their determination and perseverance. It represents that although Colombia's people once struggled, they have since thrived. The Colombian flag's colors also have other representations, such as blue for loyalty and vigilance, red for the victory of battles for Colombian independence, and yellow for sovereignty and justice.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Colombia symbolizes Colombian independence from Spain, gained on July 20, 1810. It is a horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red. The yellow stripe takes up a half of the flag and the blue and red take up a quarter of the space each.


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