The design of the flag is very similar to those of Colombia and Venezuela, which are also former constituent territories of Gran Colombia. All three are based on a proposal by Venezuelan General Francisco de Miranda, which was adopted by Venezuela in 1811 and later Gran Colombia with some modifications.
Why do Venezuela and Colombia have similar flags?
The flags of Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela are almost identical because at independence in 1822 they formed a confederation (Gran Colombia). They parted ways in 1830, but retained the same essential flag whose inspiration and design is attributed to freedom fighter General Francisco Miranda.
When did Venezuela separate from Colombia?
Following the Venezuelan War of Independence (part of the Spanish American wars of independence), Venezuela initially won independence from the Spanish Empire as part of Gran Colombia. Internal tensions led to the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830–31, with Venezuela declaring independence in 1831.
What flags are similar to Colombia?
The Ecuadorian flag is similar to the Colombian flag, only with the lighter shade of yellow, blue and red, and a centered coat of arms. The Venezuelan flag resembles the Ecuadorian and Colombian flags, but with equal tricolor bands and 8 stars forming an arch.
Which country is bigger Colombia or Venezuela?
Colombia is approximately 1,138,910 sq km, while Venezuela is approximately 912,050 sq km, making Venezuela 80.08% the size of Colombia. Meanwhile, the population of Colombia is ~49.1 million people (20.4 million fewer people live in Venezuela). We have positioned the outline of Colombia near the middle of Venezuela.
When did Venezuela become communist?
Communist Party of Venezuela
|Communist Party of Venezuela Partido Comunista de Venezuela|
|Founded||5 March 1931|
|Headquarters||Calle Jesús Faría, Parroquia San Juan, Caracas|
|Youth wing||Communist Youth of Venezuela|