Ecuador National Flag
All of our printed Ecuador flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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|Adopted||Initially 26 September 1860 but in present ratio November 2009|
|Design||A triple band horizontal of yellow (double width) blue and red with the Coat of Arms of Ecuador in the centre.|
|Colours||PMS - Yellow: 109, Blue: 285, Red: 032, Brown: 440, Grey: 430, Blue: 292, Green: 355 and black
RGB - Yellow: 249-226-76, Blue: 0-114-198, Red: 216-28-63, Green: 0-183-96, Brown: 158-84-10, Grey: 153-186-221
Pantone - Yellow: 114, Blue: 300, Red: 199, Green: 354, Brown: 160, Grey: 278
Ecuador used to be a Spanish colony with its earliest known flag dating back to 1534. Subsequently there were uprisings against the Spanish authority and during this tumultuous period flags were designed and used by partisans and revolutionaries until a period of stability was introduced when Ecuador joined the state of Greater Columbia in 1822.
Ecuador subsequently left the federation in 1830 but retained the general design of the flag until 1845 when the country experienced a March Revolution and the tri-colour was dropped. In 1860 democracy was restored to Ecuador and the original flag was restored.
In 1900 the national coat of arms was added to the centre of the flag for national and state purposes.
Coat of Arms of Ecuador
Although established in 1845, the coat of arms of Brazil was added to the tri-colour flag in 1900.
This highly colourful design depicts Mount Chimborazo (the highest mountain in Ecuador), the mouth of the Guyas river with a ship (to depict trade and commerce), an Andean condor (to represent liberty and bravery), an axe and fasces (to indicate republicanism) and 4 signs of the zodiac to represent the months of March to May.
Similarity to Others
As the Ecuadorian flag is based on the state of Greater Columbia, it is not unsurprising that there are other countries with extremely similar designs. The two closest ones are Columbia and Venezuela. Although all three use the colours yellow, blue and red, the main differences between these flags lie in the proportions of the tri-colour horizontal stripes, the shades of the colours used and the centre image.
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