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United Provinces on New Granada (1814) (Colombia)

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Following Rodrigo Llano Isaza, Ortega Ricaute and others, the United provinces adopted a triband flag. Its not sure of course, but there are several quotations that suggest this. The most known are the words of Bolivar, when in 1815 he was accused of atacking Cartagena under Venezuelan colors. He denied that and assured that used a flag from a grenadine battaillon of colours yellow, green and red. R. Llano assure that this flag, and exactly in this arrangement was adopted by law 14 July 1814, using the colors of Cartagena but changing the arrangament to one most popular and similar to the one used in Venezuela, to the spanish flag etc... Because text of law is ambigous I am unable to confirm it. But seems more logic that Federal government adopted different flag that one of its provinces, that was used probably provisionally use because of lacking other,  and Cartagena flag, as an important port, was the most known, and was later preserved its colors. Those colores in triband were later adopted by one of the sovereign states in the period 1857-1886. Flagsmaster shows this flag but changed the arrangement to red-yellow-green, but this must be a mistake.
I believe that same flag was used by Tunja when federal government virtually annulled the provincial one after 1812.
Jaume Olle, 15 September 2001

United Provinces Flags (1814)

by Jaume Olle, 15 September 2001

by Jaume Olle, 15 September 2001

by Jaume Olle, 15 September 2001