Banner o Guatemala

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FIAV 011011.svg Naitional flag. Flag ratio: (5:8)
FIAV 100100.svg Civil flag an ensign. Flag ratio: (5:8)

The banner o Guatemala features twa colors: sky blue an white. The tws sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a land locatit atween twa oceans, the Paceefic Ocean an the Caribbean sea; an the sky ower the kintra (see Guatemala's Naitional Anthem). The white color signifies peace an purity.

In the center o the banner is the Guatemalan coat o airms. It includes the Resplendent Quetzal, the naitional bird o Guatemala that seembolizes liberty; a pairchment scroll bearin the date o Central Americae's unthirldom frae Spain, 15 September 1821; crossed rifles, indicatin Guatemala's willinness tae defend itsel bi force if need be; a bay laurel croun, the seembol for victory; an crossed swords, representin honor.

The Central American banner wis uised in Guatemala till 1851, when a pro-Spainyie faction teuk ower an addit the Spainyie colors o red an yellow tae the banner. The oreeginal colors wur restored on August 17, 1871, but as vertical (rather than horizontal) stripes an wi a new coat o airms.

The Resplendent Quetzal previously appeared in the 1830s in the banner o Los Altos, the saxt state in the Federal Republic.

Color scheme Brilliant Blue White
Pantone[1] 297 Safe
RGB 73-151-208 255-255-255
CMYK 64.9-27.4-0-18.4 0-0-0-0-0
Web colors 4997D0 FFFFFF

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Guatemalan Flag haes chynged throughoot history an arrivin tae its current design in 1871.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Flags of the World page "Guatemala"

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