The Ecuador flag has the ratio 1:2. The banner is a tricolor that has three horizontal stripes. The colors are yellow, blue, and red. The yellow stripe is larger than the rest. It is similar to the designs of Colombia and Venezuela, who were also part of Greater Colombia, from which the design is based.
The Ecuador flag was proposed by Francisco de Miranda and it was officially adopted in the year of 1860. The state version of the banner features the coat of arms in the center. The color blue represents oceans and skies, yellow represents farming, the red stands for the blood of people who died in the name of freedom.
The design was inspired by Goethe, we who explained primary colors to de Miranda. The Ecuador flag under went eight different periods throughout its history. The nation is located on the western side of South America.
The capital in the country is Quito. The largest city is Guayaquil. The Ecuador flag belongs to a country whose national motto is “God, homeland and liberty”. The national anthem is title “We Salute You, Our Homeland”. The currency used is the US dollar.
Some interesting facts about Ecuador:
religion: Roman Catholicism 95.1%, other religions 4.9%
language: Amerindian (mainly Quechua), Spanish (the official language)
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