The Flag of Andorra was introduced 10. 7. 1996. Three vertical bands blue, yellow and red combines French and Spanish flags. The national emblem in the middle yellow stripe password VIRTUS UNNITA fortiori - unity is strength expresses the Franco-Spanish alliance. Episcopal bishop's hat and stick emblem symbolizes the bishop of Urgel, three stripes on a yellow field in the character representing the French Counts of Foix. More yellow and red stripes are a symbol of Catalonia. Two cows are taken from the coat of arms Bearn.