Panama National Flag
Our digitally printed Panama flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Produced to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.
In the 16th Century Panama became a Spanish Colony. The flags flown during Spanish control would have been the red cross of burgundy and the red-yellow-red horizontal triband Spanish flag.
Panama Joined Ecuador and Neuva Granda to become Gran Colombia in 1821. The flag adopted was a yellow-blue-red horizontal tricolour with coat of arms in the centre. A year later the coat of arms was changed and the blue band was lightened.
n 1831 Gran Colombia split up Panama and Neuva Granada stayed together to create New Granada. The flag adopted was a red-blue-yellow vertical tricolour. When the country became the Granadine Confederation in 1858 the flag remained the same.
The country became the United States of Colombia in 1863. The new flag kept the colours of the previous but placed them in a different order to create a yellow-blue-red horizontal tricolour with a larger yellow portion. When the name of the country changed to the republic of Colombia the flag remained the same.
In 1903 Panama left Colombia and a new flag was proposed. It featured 14 red and yellow alternating stripes with a blue rectangle in the upper left corner inside of which was two interconnected suns. This flag was never officially adopted.
It wasn’t until 1925 that the national flag was adopted. The national flag Is split into four sections, top left is a white field with blue five-pointed star, top right is a plain red field, bottom left is a plain blue field and bottom right is a five-pointed red star on a white field. The colours represent opposing political parties and the white represents peace between them.
The Coat of Arms of Panama
The Coat of Arms of Panama was adopted in 1904.
The shield is split into five sections, the first is a white field with crossed sword and gun, next to it is a red field with crossed shovel and hoe, below is a scene depicting lush mountains and sea with the sun and moon rising, below that is a blue field with a horn of plenty and next to that is silver field with a winged wheel.
Above the shield is an eagle holding a banner stating “PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO” and nine gold stars. At either side of the flag are two draped national flags. Occasionally the flag is on a green background.
The Flags of the Provinces of Panama
Each Province of Panama has a unique flag. Here are some examples of those flags.
The Flags of the Sub-Provinces of Panama
Here are two examples of the flags of the Sub-Provinces of Panama.