A former spanish colony, Ecuador finds its origins in the Greater Colombia Federation, founded in 1819 by Simon Bolivar in opposition to the Spanish domination. Besides Ecuador, this federation included Venezuela, Colombia and Panama. When Bolivar died, in 1830, the federation was disbanded, and the four countries gained independancy.
Flag, three horizontal stripes, yellow blue, red, wide yellow stripe, coat of arms in the middle.
The equatorian national flag looks like the flags of Venezuela or Colombia, these three countries having origins in common. Only the coat of arms in the middle make it different from the Colombian flag (same colors, same proportions).
Flag, three horizontal stripes, yellow blue, red, wide yellow stripe.
A simplified version, without the coat of arms, of the national flag is used as a fin flash. This variant is identical to the colombian flag. As for Colombia, it is either used in a reduced form on the tail, or painted on the whole rudder.