Flag of Colombia (GIF)


The national flag of Colombia is a horizontal three-color flag made of yellow (double width), blue, and red. The yellow color represents the wealth of the country, as well as gold, the sun, sovereignty and justice. The blue color symbolizes the sea and the sky, and the red color expresses the spilled blood for the independence of Colombia. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on November 26, 1861.

Its coat of arms includes a vulture symbolizing freedom with an olive crown, sailing ships symbolizing maritime history, a pomegranate symbolizing the Viceroyalty of New Granada, a Phrygian cap symbolizing freedom, and golden coins and fruits poured from horns symbolizing abundance.

The Colombia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state predominantly situated in the northwest of South America. Its capital is Bogota, and its population is about 45,500,000.

The waving flag of Colombia with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Bogotá (pop. 7,963,000)
Other major cities:MedellĂ­n (2,458,000)
Cali (2,358,000)
Barranquilla (1,219,000)
Cartagena (972,000)
Official languages:Spanish, English
Region:South America
Ethnic groups:86% White / Castizoand Mestizo
10.6% Afro-Colombian
3.4% Amerindian
Religion:79% Catholic Church
13% Protestants
6% Atheist
2% Other religions
Demonym:Colombian
Area:1,141,748 km²
(440,831 sq mi)
Population:49,996,445
Currency:Peso


Keywords: The flag and the coat of arms of Colombia (Spanish: La bandera y el escudo de armas de Colombia), GIF

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