Ecuador Flag Facts

Ecuador Facts
The history of the National Flag of Ecuador dates back to the mid 1800s with its current design being finalized in 1900 to include the Ecuadorian coat of arms. The National Flag of Ecuador features a tricolor design of yellow, blue and red, and was first adopted in 1935 by law, and later on September 26, 1960.

Ecuador Facts
Out of the twelve countries of South America, Ecuador is the continent's ninth biggest. The country has a coastal boundary on the Pacific Ocean and is located on the north-east side of the continent of South America where it spreads across a total area of about 283,560 square km including the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador shares its borders with two neighboring countries of South America; Colombia and Peru.

Ecuador Facts
Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America. It's population is estimated at over 16 million inhabitants. The main language spoken across this country is Spanish and it is the only country beside the US whose sole currency is the US Dollar.

National Flag of Ecuador *** Date Adopted: September 26, 1960 *** Style of Flag: Tricolor Design *** Flag Description: Three horizontal stripe featuring the Coat of Arms of Ecuador central to its design *** Flag Colors: Yellow, Blue and Red *** Flag Use: National Flag, State and Naval Ensign

Ecuador Flag Facts

  1. Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Ecuador Flag
    The National Flag of Ecuador was first introduced in 1835, and later again in 1860. However, the final and current version, whose design features the coat of arms of Ecuador, was officially adopted in 1900.

  2. Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Ecuador Flag
    The flag of Ecuador can be described as a tricolour flag featuring three horizontal stripes which run yellow, blue, and red from top to bottom. The top, yellow band is double width and takes up half of the flag’s design. The blue and red bands are equally sized.

  3. Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Ecuador Flag
    Ecuador uses both a civil and state flag. Unlike the state flag, the design of the civil flag does not incorporate the coat of arms. However, the state flag is commonly used, and allows the nation identifiable from its neighboring countries of South America.

  4. Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Ecuador Flag
    The colors of the flag of Ecuador are meaningful and portray a true representation of its history, geography, culture and wealth. Yellow stands for Ecuador’s natural and mineral wealth, blue represents the ocean and skies, and red highlights the blood spilled during the country’s struggle for independence

  5. Interesting Facts for Kids 5: The Coat of Arms of Ecuador
    The state flag of Ecuador can be identified by the coat of arms that lies central to its design. A representation of Mount Chimborazo features within the oval shield, with a river originating from its base, representing the Guayas River. The steamship, which can be seen on the coat of arms of Ecuador, is also named the Guayas, and was one of the first vessels build in Ecuador. Instead of a mast, the ship features a Caduceus, which represents trade and commerce.

  6. Interesting Facts for Kids 6: The Coat of Arms of Ecuador
    Also featured on the Ecuadorian coat of arms is the sun which is symbolic of Ecuador’s pre-Colombian heritage, and the signs of the zodiac represent the months during which the Marxist Revolution occurred. The condor pictured on top of the coat of arms, with its wings outstretched, portrays the power and strength of the nation. The shield is surrounded by four flags of Ecuador. The laurel on the left of the coat of arms represents triumph of the republic, and the palm on the right side, represents the martyrs battle for freedom and independence. The Fasces (bundle of wood) below the shield symbolizes the dignity of the nation.