The current flag of Venezuela was introduced in 2006. The basic design includes a horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue, and red, dating to the original flag introduced in 1811, in the Venezuelan War of Independence. Further modifications have involved including a set of stars, multiple changes to the placement and number of stars and inclusion of an optional coat of arms at the upper-left corner.
Colors and symbolismEdit
According to the current interpretation, the colors signify:
- Yellow: Represents the riches of the country, the wealth of Venezuelan soil, gold, sovereignty, harmony, justice and agriculture, as well as the Sun, the source of Light.
- Blue: represents the Sea of the Caribbean that surrounds the country, as well as the Venezuelan beaches.
- Red: represents the spilled blood in the battle of independence from Spain.