The Flag of El Salvador

The flag of El Salvador consists of three horizontal stripes. The top and bottom stripes are cobalt blue, representing the sky and the Pacific Ocean, while the middle stripe is white, symbolizing peace. At the center of the flag is the national coat of arms, featuring a triangle symbolizing equality, five volcanoes representing the five members of the United Provinces of Central America, and the Phrygian cap symbolizing freedom.

The Flag of El Salvador

History

The flag of El Salvador has undergone several iterations since the country's independence from Spain in 1821. The current design was adopted on May 27, 1912. The flag's colors and elements are inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America, reflecting El Salvador's history as part of the federation. The coat of arms was added to the flag to represent the republic's sovereignty and independence. Over the years, the flag has become a symbol of Salvadoran identity and pride.