Flag of Panama

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Flag of Panama
Flag of Panama.svg

Vexillological symbol : National flag on land and at sea?
Aspect ratio: 2: 3
Officially accepted: June 4, 1904

This Panamanian flag since the state was founded on November 3, 1903, the national flag of Panama , but originally in a different field layout. On June 4, 1904, the current version was confirmed as the official state flag. Due to the frequent registration of ships in Panama, the flag can often be seen in ports.


Flag of Panama on the mast of a ship

White stands for peace , blue for the conservatives and red for the liberals . The two stars stand for the two political parties.


The first proposal for a Panamanian flag came from the French Philippe-Jean Bunau-Varilla . This design was based on the flag of the USA, but used the Greater Colombian colors of yellow, blue and red . 13 alternating red and yellow stripes strongly resembled the red and white stripes of the flag of the United States , but also of the Spanish flag . The two yellow suns on a blue background are connected by a bar of the same color, which represents the connection between the Atlantic and the Pacific ( Panama Canal ) or between North and South America. The original version of today's flag had a different arrangement of the four fields. It was used only for a few weeks in 1903.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Smith / Neubecker: Coats of arms and flags of all nations. Munich 1981, ISBN 3-87045-183-1
  2. Flags of the World - Panama - Historical Flags (English)

See also

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