Meaning of Flag of Panama
What is the Flag of Panama:
The flag of Panama is the national symbol of the Republic of Panama and is the distinctive by which it is known internationally.
The flag of Panama is a rectangle separated into four equal parts, or quadrants, whose correct position in the vertical position is as follows:
- The upper left quadrant has a white background with a blue five-pointed star in the center.
- The lower left quadrant is blue.
- The upper right quadrant is red.
- The lower right quadrant has a white background with a red five-pointed star in the center.
The flag of Panama has maintained the same design since the proclamation of the separation of Panama from Colombia on November 3, 1903, despite being officially adopted only in 1925.
The original position of the Panamanian flag had the blue quadrant above and the red one below changing to its current position in 1904 when the flag was provisionally adopted by the Constituent Assembly.
The flag of Panama as an official national symbol was ratified by law in 1941.
The blue color of the flag of Panama represents the conservative party and the red color the liberal party. These colors are a tribute to the forces that fought in the Thousand Day War, which will culminate in the proclamation of the separation of Panama from Colombia.
Blue on the other hand, symbolizes the purity and honesty of the people who represented the values of the conservative party. On the other hand, red indicates love for the country with the authority and the law necessary to rule. Lastly, white represents peace and harmony with which one should rule.
The flag of Panama was designed by Don Manuel Encarnación Amador, the son of the first President of Panama Manuel Amador Guerrero.