The flag of Bolivia is rectangular in shape and features three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top stripe is red, the middle stripe is yellow, and the bottom stripe is green.
In the center of the flag, there is a coat of arms featuring a condor with outstretched wings, holding a laurel and olive branch in its talons. The condor is perched on a Bolivian tricolor, which is surrounded by ten stars, representing the country’s nine departments and the city of La Paz.
The red stripe on the flag represents Bolivia’s brave soldiers and their sacrifices, while the yellow stripe symbolizes the country’s wealth and resources, particularly gold. The green stripe represents Bolivia’s agriculture, as well as the country’s hope and natural beauty.
The current design of the Bolivian flag was adopted in 1851, after Bolivia gained independence from Spain. The flag was modified in 2009, when the coat of arms was updated to include the ten stars surrounding the Bolivian tricolor.