Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national flag of Ecuador has three horizontal stripes and the country's coat of arms. The top stripe is yellow and takes up the top half of the flag with the bottom half of the flag divided into two equal width stripes of blue and red, respectively. In the direct center of the flag is the Ecuadorian coat of arms. The yellow of the flag represents the fertility of the soil and abundance of crops, while the blue represents the sky and sea; and the red represents the blood shed by the Ecuador soldiers to gain their independence.
The Ecuador flag was officially adopted on September 26, 1860 and is one of the oldest flags in the world.
The Egyptian national flag has three horizontal stripes of equal width. From top to bottom, the colors are red, white and black, traditional Pan Arabic colors. In the direct center of the white stripe is an emblem of the eagle of Saladin. The red of the flag symbolizes the period of struggle to gain independence. The white stripe symbolizes the revolution that ended the country's monarch rule and the black stripe symbolizes the end of the Egyptian people's oppression by the British. The emblem in the middle of the flag, the eagle of Saladin is gold.
The Egyptian flag was adopted on October 4, 1984. Egyptian law states that it is a criminal act to abuse the flag.
El Salvador Flag
The national flag of El Salvador has two blue stripes, one at the top and one at the bottom, with a white stripe in the center. All three stripes are equal in width. In the center of white stripe is the El Salvador Coat of Arms. The blue stripes of the flag represent the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The white stripe is symbolic of peace. The coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe is based on that of the former United Provinces of Central America. The El Salvador Coat of Arms has a triangle representing the three branches of government. Within the triangle are five volcanoes representing the five former members of the federation. Other symbols in the coat of arms include a red cap, rainbow and golden rays.
The official El Salvador flag was adopted on September 27, 1972. Unauthorized use of the El Salvador flag will result in a monetary fine.
The national flag of England has a white base with a red cross through the direct middle of the flag. The flag represents St. George who is the patron saint of England. This flag is not to be confused with the flag of the United Kingdom. This flag dates back to the middle 16th century. The flag is one of the oldest emblems representing England.
The flag of England is incorporated into the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom.
Equatorial Guinea Flag
The national flag of Equatorial Guinea has a small horizontal blue triangle on the left side and three horizontal stripes of equal width in green, white and red from the top to bottom respectively. Within the center of the white stripe is the Equatorial Guinea coat of arms. The coat of arms is gray with a silk cotton tree. Atop the coat of arms are six six-pointed yellow stars, and below the coat of arms are the words 'Unidad Paz Justica' which in English translate to 'Unity, Peace, Justice'. The blue triangle symbolizes the sea, the green stripe is for the agricultural wealth and lush vegetation, the white stripe symbolizes peace and the red stripe symbolizes Equatorial Guinea's struggle for independence.
The flag was officially adopted on August 21, 1979.
The national flag of Eritrea is divided into three triangles. The largest of the three is red and is horizontal from the left side with the tip of the triangle extending to the right side of the flag. The remainder of the top portion is a green triangle and the remainder of the lower portion is a blue triangle. Inside the red triangle is a yellow olive wreath and single vertical olive branch. The red symbolizes the blood shed by the country to gain freedom. The green symbolizes the livestock and agricultural ecomomy of Eritrea. The blue symbolizes the marine wealth and the yellow for the olive wreath symbolizes the wealth of the country.
The flag of Eritrea was officially adopted on December 5, 1994 and is one of the newer flags of the world.
The national flag of Estonia is divided into three equal horizontal stripes of blue, black and white. The colors of the Estonia flag symbolize the country's history, nature and folk costumes. The blue stripe on the top of the flag represents devotion, faith and loyalty as well as the sky and water. The black stripe in the middle represents the dark past of Estonia and the suffering of its people. The bottom stripe of white represents virtue, hope and freedom.
The flag of Estonia was officially adopted on August 7, 1990 but was originally adopted in 1918 after Estonia was independent of Russia. In 1940 Russia again took over Estonia and banned its flag. The current flag of Estonia was designed in 1990.
The national flag of Ethiopia includes the traditional pan African colors of green, yellow and red. The three colors are seen in equal width horizontal stripes. In the center of the flag extending into the green and red stripes is a blue circle containing the country's coat of arms.
The green of the Ethiopian flag represents hope and the land. The yellow represents peace, love, the church and natural wealth. The red represents faith, power and blood. The coat of arms of Ethiopia has a five pointed star and five rays coming off the star. The five points represent the people and the races of Ethiopia, the five rays are for prosperity and the blue circle symbolizes peace.
This version of the flag of Ethiopia was officially adopted on February 6, 1990. The first national flag of Ethiopia used the same pan African colors and was adopted in the late 19th century.