flag of Guatemala features two colors: sky blue and white.
sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a land
located between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea; and the sky over the country (see Guatemala's National
The white color signifies peace and
In the center of the flag is the Guatemalan coat of arms
includes the Resplendent
Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala that symbolizes
liberty; a parchment scroll bearing the
date of Central America's independence from Spain, 15 September 1821; crossed
rifles, indicating Guatemala's willingness to
defend itself by force if need be; a bay
laurel crown, the symbol for victory; and crossed swords,
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The Central American flag was used in Guatemala until 1851, when a
pro-Spanish faction took over and added the Spanish colors of red
and yellow to the flag. The original colors were restored on August
17, 1871, but as vertical (rather than horizontal) stripes and with
a new coat of arms.
The Resplendent Quetzal previously appeared in the 1830s in the
flag of Los Altos
sixth state in the Federal Republic.
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- Flags of the World page "Guatemala"