Flag of Colombia
An integral part of the Republic of Colombia, together with its anthem and emblem is the flag state.
Description and proportions of the flag of Colombia
Flag of the Republic of Colombia - a rectangle,It refers whose length to width of 3: 2. It looks like a flag, horizontal bars which are unequal to each other. The widest - the upper band of a saturated bright yellow - occupies half the area of the flag. The remaining two strips of equal width. Each of them is a quarter of the area of the cloth. The lowest band - bright red, and between it and the yellow is dark blue.
Naval flag differs from the nation-wide that even in its central part of a yellow and blue fields located republic coat of arms Colombia.
Emblem Center - a shield, the top third of whichIt recalls the image of a pomegranate on the New Granada. This vice-kingdom on earth existed before the modern Republic of Colombia. On either side of the pomegranate - a cornucopia with the image of the main Colombian resources - its minerals. The middle third shield contains the image of the Phrygian cap, which serves residents of the country's symbol of freedom. The lower part of a heraldic shield - a reminder of the importance of the country as a maritime power. Two ships symbolize the outputs to the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.
At the top of the coat of arms placed condor - the national bird and symbol of the country. He holds in his paws country motto "Freedom and Order", written on the tape and the olive branch.
History of the Colombian flag
Columbia flag was adopted in the autumn of 1861 afterthe outbreak of civil war in the Granada Confederation, which ended in 1863 the formation of the United States, the Columbia. Confederation enjoyed vertical tricolor, which have equal width strips of red, blue and yellow colors. The most proximal to the shaft is a red field, then went blue and yellow. These three colors symbolize the Colombians for the most important values. Yellow represents the gold reserves of the local land, which is rich not only in precious metals, and other minerals. Blue - is the sea, washing the land of Colombia, and the water that gives life to its residents. The red stripe on the flag - a tribute to all those who died in the struggle for independence and prosperity of the country. It reminds us of the spilled blood of patriots.
Coat of arms of the country shown in the naval flag was adopted in 1834 and since then has not changed.