National symbols of Ecuador

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National symbols of Ecuador are the representative symbols that are used by Ecuador to represent the nation, reflecting different aspects of the cultural life and history. The official symbols or emblems of Ecuador are established by law and part of the Political Constitution of Ecuador.

Official symbols[edit]

The official symbols of Ecuador are established by law.

Symbol Adopted
Flag Flag of Ecuador
National flag
September 26, 1860
National anthem Salve, Oh Patria
September 29, 1948
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Ecuador
Coat of arms of Ecuador
1845 (altered 1900)
Motto Dios, patria y libertad
(God, homeland and liberty)

Unofficial symbols[edit]

Symbol Image Remarks
National flower Rose
Red Roses.jpg
Unofficial national flower emblems
National tree Cinchona pubescens
Exemplary view in Podocarpus National Park
National animal Andean condor
Condor02 ST 98.jpg
II Galapagos tortoise
Galapagos giant tortoise Geochelone elephantopus.jpg
Equally recognizable as the symbol of the Galapagos Islands
III Frog
Phyllomedusa vaillantii (Yasuni).jpg
Recognized for its extreme biodiversity, where frog species are the most numerous
National colours Yellow, blue and red
 Yellow  Blue  Red 
Yellow for the sun and gold, blue for the sky and liberty, red for blood and freedom
National Mountains Chimborazo
National symbol: see coat of arms
National river Guayas
Guayas from Santa Ana.JPG
National symbol: see coat of arms
National symbol Steam boat on the Guayas River with the Chimborazo in the background
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Intended to depict the equal beauty and wealth of the Sierra and Costa regions.
National instrument Rondador
Under the Panflute, lineage

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