Flag of Ecuador (GIF)

The national flag of Ecuador consists of three horizontal bands of yellow, blue, and red, with the national coat of arms in the center. The yellow color represents the crops and fertile soil. The blue color symbolizes the ocean and the sky. The red color refers to the blood spilled by the heroes. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on September 26, 1860.

The oval shield in the coat of arms features Mount Chimborazo and a steamship on the river Guayas. The shield is surrounded by a laurel branch, symbolizing victory, and a palm branch, symbolizing independence and freedom. On the shield is a condor, symbolizing the power and greatness of the country.

The Ecuador flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America. Its capital is Quito, and its population is about 17,196,000.

The waving flag of Ecuador with its big coat of arms (unofficial)

Capital:Quito (pop. 2,342,000)
Other major cities:Guayaquil (2,711,000)
Official languages:Spanish
Region:South America
Ethnic groups:71.9% Mestizo
7.4% Montubio
7.2% Afro-Ecuadorian
7% Amerindian
6.1% White
0.4% Others
Religion:74% Roman Catholic
10.4% Protestant
7.9% Atheist
7.7% Other
Area:283,561 km²
(109,484 sq mi)
Currency:United States dollar

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Ecuador (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de Ecuador), GIF

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