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History of the Bolivian Flag

Facts and History of the Bolivian Flag

Would you like to know some interesting facts about the Bolivian flag? Such as when the flag was adopted or when the country became an independent nation?



Bolivia declared its independence from Spain on 6 August 1825. Eleven days later on 17 August of the same year Bolivia adopted its first national flag as an independent country.

The flag is composed of three equal sized stripes of red, yellow and green. There have been many changes made to the flag over the years.

The state or ceremonial flag has the Bolivian coat of Arms on the yellow center stripe of the flag.

Bolivian Flag Picture


This is a rather detailed coat of arms. It has a central crest surrounded by several Bolivian flags, crossed muskets. There is also a llama which is considered a national symbol on the state flag.

There is also a condor atop the crest. The national flag of Bolivia looks like the national flag of Ghana except that the Ghana flag has a black star on the yellow stripe of itís flag.

What do you see and feel when you look at your countryís flag, the flag of your country of origin or your ancestral flag? These can mean different things to different people.

I might see the British flag as a symbol of oppression suffered by my Irish ancestors. However others may see it as a symbol of liberation.








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