The Flag of Panama

The flag of Panama is divided into four quarters: the top left and bottom right are white with a blue star in the center of each, while the top right and bottom left are solid colors, red and blue respectively. These quarters are separated by a diagonal line running from the lower hoist-side corner to the upper fly-side corner. This design symbolizes the country's political situation, with the white representing peace, the blue star standing for purity and honesty, and the red star symbolizing authority and law.

The Flag of Panama

History

The flag of Panama was officially adopted on November 3, 1903, shortly after Panama gained its independence from Colombia. The original design was conceived by Manuel E. Amador, son of Manuel Amador Guerrero, Panama’s first President, and was sewn by María de la Ossa de Amador. The flag’s design reflects Panama's vision of a country built on a peaceful coexistence and a balanced relationship between its political parties, represented by the colors blue and red. These colors traditionally represented the Conservative and Liberal parties of Colombia, and by extension, the political factions within Panama itself. The design was chosen to symbolize unity and the peaceful resolution of conflicts, embodying the hopes for the new nation's future.