The flag of Colombia was adopted on November 26, 1863. It is a horizontal tricolour of yellow, blue and red. The yellow stripe takes up the top half of the flag and the blue and red take up a quarter of the space each.
According to the current interpretation, the colours signify:
* Yellow: represents the all the gold found in the Colombian land.
* Blue: represents the seas on Colombia's shores.
* Red: represents the blood spilled on the battlegrounds by the heroes who gained Colombia's freedom.
Other variations on the interpretation of the colours exist, such as, "Yellow, for the sun and land of the people. Blue, for the water that holds up the people and finally, Red, for the blood shed by the people who fought for the independence of Colombia."