Significant Changes in the National Flag of Venezuela---
Several noteworthy changes were made in the National flag towards the 19 th century as seven stars representing the seven colonial regions as Barinas, Barcelona, Cumana, Mérida, Margarita, Caracas, and Trujillo which fought united in the famous war of independence. Furthermore, Simon Bolivar who was recognized as the leader of the sovereign republic issued a decree one more star was added to the flag taking the conglomeration of stars to eight. The adaptation of the eight stars led to the declaration of Guyana as a part of the Venezuelan province. However in 1954, a law in the name of Law of the National Flag, Coat of Arms and Anthem made few changes with the addition of ‘Coat of Arms of Venezuela'.
Present Day Scenario---
It was on March 12 th 2006, the National Flag of Venezuela was modified by the present President of the country, Hugo Chavez who termed it as ‘Bolivar Star' in marked respect to Simon Bolivar, a great patron of the country. Though the different official governments and departments have their own set of symbolic flags, yet this particular national emblem occupies a place of pride among all the Venezuelan citizens.
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