National flag - Flag of Bolivia

National flag  >  Flag of Bolivia

Flag of Bolivia

The national flag of Bolivia was originally adopted in 1851. The state flag and ensign (and war flag) is a horizontal tricolor of red, yellow and green with the Bolivian coat of arms in the center. According to one source, the red stands for Bolivia's brave soldiers, while the green symbolizes fertility and yellow the nation's mineral deposits.

Since 2009 the Wiphala also holds the status of dual flag in the country.

According to the revised Constitution of Bolivia of 2009, the Wiphala is considered a national symbol of Bolivia (along with the flag, national anthem, coat of arms, the cockade; kantuta flower and patujú flower).

Despite its landlocked status, Bolivia has a naval ensign used by navy vessels on rivers and lakes. It consists of a blue field with the state flag in the canton bordered by nine small yellow five-pointed stars, with a larger yellow five-pointed star in the fly. The nine small stars represent the nine departments of Bolivia, and the larger star the nation's right to access the sea (access that it lost in 1884 in the War of the Pacific).

The national flag of Bolivia is described as a tricolor rectangle, with the colors red, yellow and green, in a ratio of 1:1:1, meaning three horizontal bands, with the red on the superior part occupying a third of the flag's width, yellow in the middle band using the same width, and green in the inferior part, using the last third.

The dimensions of the flag had not been defined since its adoption in 1851. Supreme Decree No. 27630 of 2004 finally established that the size of the national flag be of 7.5 squares width by 11 squares long, a square can be any size, but always using the ratio 15:22.

The first description of Bolivia's national flag, together with the significance of these, were first established by the Supreme Decree of 1888 during the government of President Gregorio Pacheco, which specifies that:

The exact colors of the Bolivian flag have been established by the Supreme Decree of 2004:

The colours of the tricolor can also be found in the Bolivian Wiphala. The Wiphala has been included into the national colours of the Bolivian Air Force such as on the executive Dassault Falcon 900EX. The Wiphala is also officially flown on governmental buildings such as the Palacio Quemado and parliament alongside the tricolor since the introduction of the revised 2009 constitution.

National flag 
Flag of Bolivia

Country - Bolivia

Bolivia (, ; Mborivia ; Puliwya ; Wuliwya ), officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia ) is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The capital is Sucre while the seat of government and financial center is located in La Paz. The largest city and principal industrial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located on the Llanos Orientales (tropical lowlands) a mostly flat region in the east of Bolivia.

The sovereign state of Bolivia is a constitutionally unitary state, divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. With 1,098,581 km2 of area, Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America, the 27th largest in the world and the largest landlocked country in the Southern Hemisphere.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Argentina 
  •  Brazil 
  •  Chile 
  •  Paraguay 
  •  Peru 

Language

Flag of Bolivia (English)  Bandiera della Bolivia (Italiano)  Vlag van Bolivia (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Bolivie (Français)  Flagge Boliviens (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Bolívia (Português)  Флаг Боливии (Русский)  Bandera de Bolivia (Español)  Flaga Boliwii (Polski)  玻利维亚国旗 (中文)  Bolivias flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Boliviei (Română)  ボリビアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Болівії (Українська)  Национално знаме на Боливия (Български)  볼리비아의 국기 (한국어)  Bolivian lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Bolivia (Bahasa Indonesia)  Bolivijos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Bolivias flag (Dansk)  Bolivijská vlajka (Česky)  Bolivya bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Боливије (Српски / Srpski)  Boliivia lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Bolívie (Slovenčina)  Bolívia zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Bolivije (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติโบลิเวีย (ไทย)  Bolīvijas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Βολιβίας (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Bolivia (Tiếng Việt) 
 mapnall@gmail.com