The Flag of Bolivia

The flag of Bolivia consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, with the colors red, yellow, and green from top to bottom. In the center of the flag, within the yellow stripe, is the coat of arms of Bolivia. This flag is known as the 'tricolor' and symbolizes Bolivia's diverse natural and cultural heritage.

The Flag of Bolivia

History

The current flag of Bolivia was adopted on July 14, 1851, after a series of changes in the nation's flag design following its independence from Spanish rule in 1825. The red stripe represents the blood shed by Bolivia's heroes for the birth and preservation of the republic. The yellow stripe symbolizes the country's wealth and resources, particularly its mineral deposits. The green stripe stands for the fertility of the land and hope for a prosperous future. The coat of arms in the center was added to the flag in 1826 and has undergone modifications, the most recent being in 1963. It features symbols representing Bolivia's geography, its struggle for independence, and its natural resources.