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Colombian Flag

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The national flag of Colombia was adopted on November 26, 1861. The flag is a tricolor with horizontal bands of yellow, blue, and red.

Colombia Flag


The Colombian flag consists of three horizontal bands – the top stripe is yellow, the middle is blue, and the bottom stripe is red. The yellow color is a representation of all the gold found in the Colombian land.

The blue color signifies the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that border the west and the north of the country. Blue also represents the equality of all races and classes in Colombian society. The color red symbolizes the sacrifices of the martyrs and the blood spilled by the heroes of the national independence struggle.

The design of the flag is inspired by the flag which Christopher Columbus used in his expedition.

Official Name: The Republic of Colombia
Flag Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 26, 1861
Location of Colombia: Northwestern South America, bordered by Panama, Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean
Capital City: Santa Fe de Bogota
Major Cities: Medellin, Santa Marta, Monteria, Armenia
Area: 440,831 square miles
Population: 46,366,364
Currency: Peso (COP)
Official Language: Spanish
National Anthem: O unfading glory!
National symbol(s): Andean condor
National colors: yellow, blue, red
National anthem:
Name: “Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia” (National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia)
Lyrics/Music: Rafael NUNEZ/Oreste SINDICI

Fact about Colombia flag

Country Colombia
Designed by NA
Adopted November 26, 1861
Revision NA
Design and Colors A triband flag with horizontal bands colored yellow, blue and red. Vertically the yellow occupies 50% and the other 50% is shared by the blue and red colours.
Size Ratio 2:3

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