Flag of El Salvador (GIF)


The flag of El Salvador consists of three horizontal bands of blue and white with a national coat of arms centered on a white band. The blue color represents the great sky and the two great oceans of Central America. The white color symbolizes peace and solidarity with the world. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 189:335 and the flag was adopted on May 27, 1912.

The golden triangle on its coat of arms symbolizes the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the country and is surrounded by flags and laurel branches, symbolizing unity. Inside the triangle, there are five mountains representing the Soberbios Volcanoes, a Phrygian cap symbolizing independence, and a rainbow symbolizing peace.

The El Salvador flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is a country in Central America. Its capital is San Salvador, and its population is about 6,705,000.

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


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:San Salvador (pop. 526,000)
Other major cities:Soyapango (330,000)
Official languages:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:86.3% Mestizo
12.7% White
0.23% Indigenous
0.13% Black
0.64% Other
Religion:47% Roman Catholic
33% Protestant
17% None
3% Other
Demonym:Salvadoran
Area:21,041 km²
(8,124 sq mi)
Population:6,705,000
Currency:United States dollar


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

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