Flag of Panama (GIF)



The flag of Panama (Spanish: Bandera de Panamá) is a rectangle divided into four quarters: the upper left part is white with a five-pointed blue star; the upper right is red; the bottom left is blue; and the bottom right is a white space with a five-pointed red star. The blue color represents the Conservative Party, and the red color represents the Liberal Party. The color white represents peace and purity. The blue star symbolizes the purity and integrity of country life. The red star represents the authority and law of the country, and the stars represent the new republic. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on March 25, 1925.

The shield in its coat of arms shows a crossed sword and rifle, symbols of liberation from Spain and Colombia; a crossed pickaxe and spade, symbolizing the construction of the Panama Canal; a Panama Canal landscape; a horn of fertility, symbolizing the country's wealth; and a winged wheel, symbolizing progress. Above the shield is a harpy eagle, the national bird of Panama, and above the eagle are ten stars, representing the ten provinces of Panama.

The Panama flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Panama, officially known as the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America. Its capital is Panama City, and its population is about 4,219,000.

The waving flag of Panama with its coat of arms (unofficial)

The coat of arms of Panama on a waving white flag

COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Panama City (pop. 430,000)
Other major cities:San Miguelito (315,000)
Official languages:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:65% Mestizo
12.3% Native Panamanians
9.2% Afro-Panamanian
6.8% Mulatto
6.7% White Panamanian
Religion:65% Catholics
25% Protestants
10% Other
Demonym:Panamanian
Area:75,417 km²
(29,119 sq mi)
Population:4,219,000
Currency:Balboa
United States dollar


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

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