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by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2001

by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2001

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Ratio 2:3. Adopted: 9 November 1949. In use except small changes of the shield. Normally it has been used with a bordered red circle. Often in the red it has been written in gilded letters: Republica de Colombia - Presidencia (or Presidente). The executive decree that creates the flag does not mention neither the red circle, nor the inscription.
Jaume Ollé

Presently, a presidential falg also exists. It is the national flag with a white circle at the center, the circle is bordered by a red line. Inside the circle is the coat of arms. The inscription "Presidencia de la República" is on the red line. This flag is also used by other government institutions of the three branches, but they change the inscription accordingly (e.g., "Senado de la República" -senate-, "Ministerio de Defensa - defense minstry , "Corte Suprema de Justicia" -supreme court, etc...)
My source is "Banderas y Escudos del Mundo EASA", Editorial América S.A., 1986., as well as personal experience
Jaime Vengoechea , 10 April 1999

Concering 'Pavillons nationaux et marques distinctives' [pay00], Fig. 2 (naval ensign) - Note 1 says in wartime it have red border around the disk containing the Coat of Arms, Fig. 7 is presidential flag, being the national flag with red bordered white disk with Coat of Arms. Are they the same?
Željko Heimer, 9 January 2001

Not exactly (different dimension of red ring).
Armand du Payrat, 9 January 2001

The info above mention that the presidential flag often bears gold inscription "Republic of Colomba - President" (in appropriate language, of course). However, it is also said that the legislation does not prescribe the red border at all (in presidential flag). The same flag as presidential (or maybe as naval during wartime) is apparently used by various govermental offices, with appropriate inscription in red border. But, maybe that is not the state ensign described, but rather the indoors flags of those offices.
Željko Heimer, 12 January 2001

On presidential flag the red ring is smaller in diameter then the naval ensign and not reaching (or just touching, depending on source) the red stripe.
Željko Heimer, 17 May 2001

At [pay00] - President of the Republic (2:3) - National flag with the Coat of Arms on white disk surrounded with a red ring. This might include golden inscription (as it seems from some images on <> that the version without inscription in used (sometimes?) for table flags and similar). Though, what's exactly inscribed in the ring is not quite clear, and the reports above are two- (or even three) fold. It may be that the exact wording is not prescribed and maybe it depends on the manufacturer. On top there are the uninscribed version and one with inscription according to my interpretation (based on one of the possibilities reported above).
Željko Heimer, 20 May 2001

In the Presidencial Flag the inscription REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA and the inferior part of the circle LIBERTAD Y ORDEN.
Felipe carrillo, 16 November 2002

The flag with red ring (no inscription) appear at Fachinger Collection - Plate 6 as: "Colombia".
Jaume Olle', 12 June 2004

Here is a photo of the Colombian elected President Álvaro Uribe Vélez when he took office, on August 7th, 2002 (His term is due on 2006) with the presidential flag and presidential sash.
Esteban Rivera, 22 March 2005


by Jaume Ollé, 27 October 2001

by Jaume Ollé, 27 October 2001

by Jaume Ollé, 27 October 2001

by Jaume Ollé, 27 October 2001

Presidential flag as legislated (never used), and the three patterns really in use.
Jaume Ollé, 27 October 2001

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