The El Salvadoran flag was designed at the request of the city government. It possesses a horizontal triband of blue on its top and bottom. It also has a white band with the national Coat of Arms centered on it. The centered emblem is surrounded by the five flags of the United Provinces of Central America.
The flag of El Salvador uses the blue and white colors of the United Provinces of Central America which was a union of Central American nations who had attained independence from Spain in the year 1823. The blue color represents the sky above, as well as the surrounding sea. White symbolizes peace within the world. The outline of the coat of arms is done in gold.
The blue and white flag of El Salvador was first flown during the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. Private Luis Aury carried it to the Caribbean in 1818. This flag was later on discarded but reintroduced after a few modifications in 1912. The flag received its inspiration from the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America and Greater Republic of Central America entities.
When El Salvador was a part of the Federated Republic of Central America, the county used a different flag. The flag of El Salvador has changed several times over time, most with variations made of stars and white and blue stripes, with the coat of arms of the country occasionally being featured. The flag as we know it today has been used since 1912.
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