Flag of Guatemala
Republic of Guatemala National Flag was approved in February 1885.
Description and proportions of the flag of Guatemala
Guatemalan flag rectangular panel dividedvertically into three fields of equal width. Near to a staff of the Guatemalan flag and its free end has a bright blue color, and the average part - white. In the center of the white band caused the country's coat of arms. The length and width of Guatemala flag related to each other in the ratio 8: 5.
The blue color on the flag is a symbol of Guatemalaa just society based on the traditions of the rule of law and honor. The white field of the flag of Guatemala - is the purity of thoughts of its inhabitants, the people's desire to live in peace and equality, to build good relations with neighbors. Guatemala Flag Colours originate with the cloth, which hovered in the United Provinces flagpoles. This federation existed in the first half of the XIX century on the lands of Central America.
Civil flag of Guatemala identical in their color scheme and proportions of the state, with the only difference being that it is not applied to the country's coat of arms.
History of Guatemala flag
As part of the United Provinces of GuatemalaHe acted under the flag of the Federation, which is a rectangle with three equal horizontal stripes. Central had a white color, and the two extreme - blue. This flag existed until 1838, when Guatemala seceded from the federation of Central American states.
Flag of Guatemala was the same white and bluepanel, which is located in the center of the coat of arms of the newly created state. Then view the Guatemalan flag was changed several times. In 1851 it became four-color cloth. Average horizontal field remains white and extreme band changed. Upper become red and the blue, and the bottom - yellow and blue. Four-flag Guatemala flag in this form lasted until 1858, when the public symbol of the country again underwent changes in their appearance.
Now the flag appeared unequal bandwidth. The central horizontal field was carried out in yellow, he was surrounded by a thin red areas, then - white, and blue, and the uppermost thin steel strip from the bottom of the flag. This flag was used until Guatemala coup undertaken by the Liberals in 1871. Eventually, in 1885, was finally approved by the Guatemalan flag remained unchanged until the present time.