Flag of Guatemala (GIF)

The flag of 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 world globe.
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America. Its capital is Guatemala City, and its population is about 17,680,000.

The waving flag of Guatemala without coat of arms

Capital and largest city:Guatemala City (pop. 1,110,000)
Other major cities:Mixco (473,000)
Villa Nueva (407,000)
Official languages:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:41.5% Mestizo
41% Amerindian
17.5% European
Religion:45% Catholics
42% Protestants
11% No affiliation
2% Other
Area:108,889 km²
(42,042 sq mi)

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

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