List of flags of Venezuela

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The following is a list of flags of Venezuela.

National flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg 2006–present State and war flag, state and naval ensign Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red with the coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band and an arc of eight white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Venezuela.svg 2006–present Civil flag and ensign Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red with an arc of eight white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band. Ratio 2:3.

Historical flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg 1506–1717
(211 years)
Cross of Burgundy, military flag of Spain used as banner of its overseas territories. Cross of Burgundy on a white field.
Bandera de Costas.svg 1717–1785
(68 years)
Military banner of Spain used by the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Coat of arms of Spain on a white field.
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg 1785–1819
(34 years)
War flag of Spain, used by the Captaincy General of Venezuela Spanish fess of red, gold and red with the lesser arms of Spain towards the hoist-side of the flag.
Flag of Venezuela (1811).svg 1811–1811
(11 months, 11 days)
Flag of the First Venezuelan Republic Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red in which the yellow band takes half of the flag; with a canton on the hoist side showing an indigenous woman, an Orinoco crocodile and the Caribbean Sea.
Bandera de la Guerra a Muerte.svg 1813–1814
(1 year, 1 month)
Flag of the Second Venezuelan Republic. Commonly known as the "Bandera de Guerra a Muerte" ("flag of the War to the Death") Red field with a white rhombus encasing a black rectangle.
Flag of Venezuela (1817 and 1859).svg 1817
(6 months, 8 days)
Flag of the Third Venezuelan Republic Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red with seven blue stars on the yellow band.
Bandera de Angostura (20 de noviembre de 1817).svg 1817–1819
(1 year, 11 months, 27 days)
Flag of the Third Venezuelan Republic Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red with eight blue stars on the yellow band.
Flag of the Gran Colombia (1819-1820).svg 1819–1820
(24 days)
First flag of Gran Colombia Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red in which the yellow band takes half of the flag, with the coat of arms of the Republic of Colombia on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of the Gran Colombia (1820-1821).svg 1820–1821
(1 year, 8 months, 27 days)
Second flag of Gran Colombia Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red in which the yellow band takes half of the flag, with the coat of arms of the Republic of Colombia on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of the Gran Colombia.svg 1821–1830
(9 years, 8 days)
Third flag of Gran Colombia Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with the coat of arms of the Republic of Colombia in the center.
Flag of Venezuela (1830-1836).svg 1830–1836
(5 years, 6 months, 6 days)
Provisional flag of the State of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with the coat of arms of the State of Venezuela in the center.
Bandera de Venezuela 1836-1859.svg 1836–1859
(27 years, 3 months 9 days)
Flag of the State of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with the coat of arms of the State of Venezuela on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of Venezuela (1817 and 1859).svg 1859
(3 months, 20 days)
First flag of the Federation Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with seven blue stars on the yellow band.
Flag of Venezuela (1859–1863).svg 1859–1863
(4 years, 1 month, 14 days)
Second flag of the Federation Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with the coat of arms of the State of Venezuela in the center.
Flag of Venezuela (1863–1905).svg 1863–1905
(41 years, 7 months, 30 days)
Flag of the United States of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with seven white stars arranged in a hexagon in the center of the blue band.
State flag of Venezuela (1863-1905).svg 1863–1905
(41 years, 7 months, 30 days)
State flag of the United States of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with an arc of seven white stars in the center of the blue band and the country's coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of Venezuela (1905–1930).svg 1905–1930
(25 years, 3 months, 18 days)
Flag of the United States of Venezuela under Juan Vicente Gómez Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with a circle of seven white stars in the center of the blue band.
State flag of Venezuela (1905-1930).svg 1905–1930
(25 years, 3 months, 18 days)
State flag of the United States of Venezuela under Juan Vicente Gómez Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with an arc of seven white stars in the center of the blue band and the country's coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of Venezuela (1930–1954).svg 1930–1954[1]
(23 years, 7 months, 2 days)
Flag of the Republic of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with an arc of seven white stars in the center of the blue band.
State flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg 1930–1954
(23 years, 7 months, 2 days)
State flag of the Republic of Venezuela Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with an arc of seven white stars in the center of the blue band and the country's coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band.
Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).svg 1954–2006[2]
(51 years, 18 days)
2006–present[3]
Flag of the Republic of Venezuela (1954–1999)
Flag of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1999–2006)
Horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red, with an arc of seven white stars in the center of the blue band and the country's coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band.

Governmental flags

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential Standard of Venezuela.svg 2006–present Presidential standard Square yellow field with the coat of arms in the center.
Presidential Standard of Venezuela (1997-2006).svg 1997–2006 Presidential standard Square yellow field with the coat of arms in the center.
Presidential Standard of Venezuela (1970-1997).svg 1970–1997 Presidential standard Square red field with the coat of arms in the center.
Presidential Standard of Venezuela(at Sea).svg 2006–present Presidential standard (at sea) Blue field with the coat of arms in the center and four white stars in each corner. Ratio 2:3.

Military flags

Flag Date Use Description
Estandarte Comandante Supremo.svg 2014–present Supreme Commander's Honorary Colour Used in all military ceremonies
Flag of the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense.png 1951–2007 Defense ministry flag
Flag of the National Army of Venezuela.svg 1999–present Army flag A blue field with a red diagonal band with the coat of arms of the Army from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side.
Flag of the Venezuelan Navy.png 1999–present Navy flag
Naval Jack of Venezuela (1930-2006).svg 1930–2006 Former naval jack
Naval Jack of Venezuela.svg 2006–present Naval jack Blue field with a white anchor under an arc of eight white stars. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of the Venezuelan Air Force.png 1995–present Air force flag
Flag of the Venezuelan National Guard.png 1999–present National guard flag

States, dependencies and Capital District

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Amazonas State.svg 2002–present Amazonas Horizontal tricolor of blue, green and red with a brown outline of the state (bordered in yellow) in the center. The map is charged with seven stars spread unevenly inside the map, showing the location of the state's seven municipalities, alongside an outline of Cerro Autana and a Yanomami's face. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Anzoátegui State.svg 1999–present Anzoátegui Horizontal tricolor of blue, yellow and green with a black border outlining the state in the center and the state's coat of arms on the hoist side of the blue band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Apure State.svg 1996–present Apure Horizontal triband of yellow, blue and green; with a white triangle based at the hoist side charged with the state's coat of arms and seven white stars on the blue band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Aragua State.svg 1930–present Aragua Bicolor diagonal quartered of red and yellow with the state's coat of arms in the center. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Barinas State.svg 1958–present Barinas Horizontal tricolor of blue, white and green, with a red rectangle in the center of the white band, charged with a yellow rising sun, a road of the same color and a green palm tree. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Bolívar State.svg 1930–present Bolívar Yellow field with a green circle in the center, superposed by three horizontal blue stripes. The state's coat of arms is on the upper hoist side of the yellow field and the central blue stripe is charged with eight white stars. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Carabobo State.svg 1995–present Carabobo Horizontal triband of red, blue and red again, in which the upper red band takes three fifths of the flag. The red band is charged with a yellow sun based on the fly side of the blue band. The sun is charged with the Arc of Carabobo. The upper side of the blue band is bordered by a green line. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Caracas.svg ?–present Capital District (Caracas) Red field with the coat of arms of Caracas in the center. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Cojedes State.svg 1997–present Cojedes Horizontal triband of orange, black and blue in which the orange band takes four sixths of the flag; with a blue circle charged with a yellow sun on the hoist side of the orange band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Delta Amacuro State.svg 2002–present Delta Amacuro Horizontal triband of light blue, green and blue; with a white, yellow, brown and black-edged blue triangle based on the hoist, charged with a gold-edged green outline of the state. The proportion of the bands is 3:2:3; and the sky blue band is charged with an arc of four white stars. Ratio 2:3.
Federal dependencies of Venezuela's Flag.svg ?–present Federal Dependencies Horizontal tricolor of green, white and blue, with a red fish in the center of the white band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Falcón.svg 2006–present Falcón Blue field with a yellow rising sun on the upper hoist side and a white moon on the lower fly side; charged with a red chief bearing the words "Muera la Tiranía y Viva la Libertad" ("Death to Tyranny and long live Freedom"). Based on Francisco de Miranda's naval flag. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Guárico.svg 1995–present Guárico Four horizontal bands of blue, white, yellow and green, with the state's coat of arms on the hoist side of the blue band; charged with a half-blue, half-green outline of the map bearing a cow's head sided by an ear of rice and an ear of sorghum, and an image of the Morros de San Juan. The map is surrounded by fourteen golden stars (seven on each side). Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Lara State.svg 2000–present Lara Two horizontal bands of red and green, the red twice the size of the green. The red band is charged with a setting sun with thirteen yellow-edged white rays based on the green band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Mérida State.svg 1996–present Mérida Three triangles of green, white and light blue, with a red star in the center. The white central triangle is based on the bottom of the flag, dividing the green and light blue triangles. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Miranda state.svg 2006–present Miranda Horizontal tricolor of black, red and yellow, with an arc of six white stars in the center of the red band and a yellow sun on the hoist side of the black band, charged with two cocoa branches and the words "Libertad o Muerte" ("Liberty or Death"). Based on Francisco de Miranda's military flag. Ratio 2:3.
Bandera de el estado Monagas.svg ?–present Monagas Light blue field superposed by three horizontal bands of blue, green and black, with a yellow sun based on the lower side of the green band. The light blue field is charged with a stylized black outline of Juana Ramírez under an arc of thirteen white stars Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Nueva Esparta.svg 1998–present Nueva Esparta Horizontal tricolor of yellow, green and blue, in which the yellow band takes half of the flag; the green band is charged with three white stars and the yellow band is charged with a white semi-circle based on the fly side of the green band. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Portuguesa.svg 1952–present Portuguesa Two horizontal bands of blue and green separated by a narrow white stripe; the blue band is slightly larger than the green and has a white-edged sun on its upper hoist side. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Sucre State.svg 2002–present Sucre Diagonal bisection of white and sky blue, with the state's coat of arms on the upper hoist side and fifteen white stars on the lower fly side. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Táchira.svg 1997–present Táchira Horizontal tricolor of yellow, black and red, with two coffee branches under an arc of four white stars. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Trujillo State.svg 1994–present Trujillo Two horizontal bands of red and white with a green triangle based on the hoist, charged with a white star bearing a pigeon. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Vargas State.svg 1999–present Vargas Two horizontal bands of white and blue with proportions of 3:1 on the hoist side; the white field charged with a red-edged yellow sun and the blue with four white stars. To the fly side, four vertical bands of yellow, red, white and blue. Based on the flag of José María España and Manuel Gual. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Yaracuy State.svg ?–present Yaracuy A white diagonal band radiating from the lower hoist-side corner. The upper triangle is red, and the lower triangle is blue. On the center of the flag, a yellow sun with a circle showing a green field with brown mountains in the horizon, and a light blue sky with three white clouds. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Zulia State.svg 1991–present Zulia Two horizontal bands of blue and black, with a yellow sun in the center charged with a white thunder bolt. Ratio 2:3.

Historical state flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Falcón State (1970-2006).svg 1970–2006 Falcón Horizontal tricolor of green, yellow, blue with the state's former coat of arms in the center. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Miranda State (1970-2006).svg 1970–2006 Miranda Two horizontal bands of blue and green, with a yellow rising sun charged with two cocoa branches in the center. Ratio 2:3.
Flag of Sucre State (1965-2002).svg 1965–2002 Sucre Diagonal bisection of white and sky blue, with the state's coat of arms on the upper hoist side and fifteen white stars arranged into two downward-facing triangles on the lower fly side. Ratio 2:3.

See also

Reference

  1. ^ Applied until 2006 as the civil flag
  2. ^ Only applied to the state flag
  3. ^ The flag is used by some opposition parties.
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