The Guatemala Flag

Guatemala Flag
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The Guatemala flag consists of three horizontal bars, the middle one being white. The color white stands for peace and purity, and also demonstrates the fact that the country is located between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The design is based on that of the United Provinces of Central America.

The Guatemala flag has the proportional ratio 5:8. The center of the banner contains the nation’s coat of arms, which features the Resplendent Quetzal, which is the national bird. The banner was found as early as 1871, but the bird symbol was used before this. The civil ensign does not contain the national arms.

The nation is located in Central America, just below Mexico. The Guatemala flag belongs to a representative democracy. The currency used is called the Quetzal. The country is divided into 22 departments.

The nation’s largest and capital city is Guatemala City. The Guatemala flag belongs to a nation whose national motto is “Grow Free and Fertile”. The national anthem is title “Himno Nacional de Guatemala”.

Some interesting facts about the Guatemala:

religion: Roman Catholicism, Protestants, Mayan (beliefs that are indigenous)
languages: Spanish 60.1%, Amerindian languages 39.9% Amerindian languages (officially 23 are recognizes, including Cakchiquel and Quiche).
population: 13,002,213

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