Flag of Guatemala (GIF)



The flag of Guatemala (Spanish: La bandera de Guatemala) consists of three vertical blue and white stripes with a centered coat of arms of Guatemala. The two blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a country located between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the blue color represents the sky over the country. The white color symbolizes peace and purity. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 5:8, and the flag was adopted in 1871.

Its coat of arms is surrounded by laurel branches, symbolizing victory. The crossed rifles symbolize the defense of Guatemala's interests; the crossed swords, justice, and honor. The middle parchment reads "Liberty September 15, 1821", the date Guatemala gained independence from Spain, and the bird at the top of the parchment is the resplendent quetzal bird, representing the freedom and independence of the nation.

The Guatemala flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America. Its capital is Guatemala City, and its population is about 17.11 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico.

The waving flag of Guatemala without coat of arms
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Guatemala City
Other major cities:Mixco,
Villa Nueva
Official language:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:41.5% Mestizo,
41% Amerindian,
17.5% European
Religions:45% Catholics,
42% Protestants,
11% No affiliation,
2% Other
Nationality name:Guatemalan
Area:108,889 km²
(42,042 sq mi)
Population:17.11 million (2021)
Currency:Quetzal
Country codes:GT, GTM (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.gt
Calling code:+502
Flag emoji code:🇬🇹


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Guatemala (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de Guatemala), GIF

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