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Flag adopted in 1851.10.31,
and confirmed in 1888.07.14.
Jaume Ollé, 01 Jan 1996
The coat of Arms of Bolivia has now 10 stars, for all
departments, including the lost maritime
Armand du Payrat, 10 Feb 1999
State flag, with the full coat of arms in the middle, extending
vertically to some 9/10ths of the yellow stripe's height.
António Martins, 26 Sep 1999
On Bolivian web sites
there is a new
version of the national flag, which I
believe is only for decorative
reasons. It shows the coat-of-arms stretching
out over all three stripes!
Ralf Stelter, 13 Jun 1999
According to an original piece received from the bolivian
embassy in Paris (and a phone call from them), the flag should
normally be in 2:3 ratio, the flag in 1:2 being an alternative
Armand du Payrat, 28 Sep 1999
In Webster's New International Dictionary of ca. 1920 [wbs24], I found the a Coat of Arms with the following description:
Shield: Mountain to the right and two hills to the left. To the right of the mountain is a tree. Left under the hill is an alpaca in red (running colors). Left to the top of the mountain is a golden sun on a sky-blue field. The shield is surrounded by a band; upper half is in gold with black inscription "BOLIVIA"; lower half in light blue with nine 5-pointed stars. Left and right to the shield are hanging flags RYV. On top of the shield is a bird, which looks very much like a redbrown eagle. (Wings are comparably too short for a condor).Jarig Bakker, 25 Jun 1999
The official arms has a oval border, yellow in the upper part with caption
"Republica Boliviana" (red, also known with caption "Bolivia"), and blue
in the lower part with six five pointed yellow stars. In centre is a llama of
Andes, an alpaca, a small andine house (not quoted in the law), a palm, a sun,
a mountain (the Potosí), a prairie and a sheaf of weath. The background must be
white in the upper part and green in the lower part.
Jaume Ollé, 11 Jun 1999