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    Ecuador flag facts
    Name La Tricolor
    (The Tricolor)
    Adopted 26 September 1860
    Proportion 2:3
    Flag day 26 September
    Designer Francisco de Miranda
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Ecuador flag
Ecuador Flag

The national flag of Ecuador consists of horizontal bands of yellow (double width), blue and red with the coat of arms superimposed at the center of the flag
    Ecuador Flag colors symbolism
    Ecuador Flag Colors meaning

    Yellow represents sunshine, crops, fertile soil and mineral wealth
    Blue stands for the sky, sea, and rivers
    Red symbolizes the blood of patriots spilled in the struggle for freedom and justice
    Ecuador flag symbolism
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    Ecuador Flag meaning
    The Coat of Arms on the national flag of Ecuador consists of an oval shield with Mount Chimborazo with the river Guayas originating from its base. They both symbolize the beauty and wealth of the respective regions (Sierra or Costa). Guayas, the first riverine steamship built on the South American west coast, is on the river. Instead of a mast, the ship features a Caduceus representing trade and economy. At the top of the shield is Inti, the Incan sun god, in form of a golden sun surrounded by the astronomical signs for Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer representing the months March to July to symbolize the duration of the March Revolution of 1845. The condor on top of the shield stretches his wings to symbolize power, greatness and strength of Ecuador. The shield is flanked by four flags of Ecuador. The laurel on the left represents the victories of the republic. The palm leaf on the right side is a symbol of the martyrs of the fight for independence and liberty. The fasces below the shield represents the republican digimerty.
    Ecuador flag history

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    Ecuador Flag (1820-1822)
    On 9 October 1820, the movement for independence of Ecuador from the Spanish crown raised a new flag, a blue and white bicolour, with five horizontal alternating stripes, and three white stars in the middle stripe. The three stars represent Guayaquil, Portoviejo and Machala.
    Ecuador flag history

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    Ecuador Flag (1822-1835)
    After Ecuador gained its independence from Spain in 1822, it joined Simón Bolívar's Republic of Gran Colombia, also including modern-day Colombia, Venezuela and Panama. In 1830 Ecuador separated from Gran Colombia and became an independent republic, but continued to use Gran Colombian flag until 1835
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    Ecuador Flag (1835-1845)

    First flag used officially by Ecuador after its separation from Gran Colombia is essentially the Gran Colombia's flag without the Coat of Arms.
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    Ecuador Flag (1845-1860)

    The Cuenca Convention ratified, by decree of 6 November 1845, a vertical tricolour of white, blue, white, with seven white stars in the central stripe to represent the seven provinces which make up the Republic
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    Ecuador Flag (1860-1900)
    Gabriel García Moreno reinstated the tricolor flag of Gran Colombia on 26 September 1860 and made the top yellow band to be of double width. In 1900, the flag was made the definitive national standard, and the coat of arms was added for official state use.
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