The flag of Venezuela consists of three horizontal bands of equal size. The top and bottom bands are yellow, and the middle band is blue. In the center of the blue band, there are eight white stars arranged in an arc and a coat of arms. The coat of arms includes a golden sun rising over a range of mountains, with a river and a green field in front of them. On each side of the coat of arms are two cornucopias overflowing with fruits and flowers. Above the coat of arms, there is a red ribbon with the national motto “19 de Abril de 1810” (April 19, 1810) written in gold letters, which refers to the date of the beginning of the country’s struggle for independence from Spain. The yellow color represents the wealth of the country, while blue represents independence from Spain, and the eight stars stand for the eight provinces that supported the independence movement.