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Patriotic Symbols of the Republic of Panama
Panama Flag

Bandera

The flag of the Republic of Panama is a red, white and blue quartered flag (rectangle divided into four quarters). There are two white rectangles, one blue rectangle (in the lower hoist position), and one red rectangle (diagonal from the blue rectangle), with a red and a blue star in the white quarters (blue in the top, hoist postion). This flag's height is two-thirds the length.

The white in the flag represents peace, the blue star stands for purity and honesty (and the Conservative party), and the red star symbolizes authority and law (and the Liberal party).

This flag was adopted on December 20, 1903, and was designed by Panama's revolutionary leader and first President, Manuel Amador Guerrero.

Coat of Arms

Escudo

The Coat Of Arms was adopted provisionally and then definitely by the same laws that adopted the Panamanian flag.

The middle/center section contains the Isthmus of Panama. The chief or top part of the coat of arms comprises two quarters. The top left over a field of silver a sword and a rifle.

The lower left quarter bears a cornucopia representing wealth, and the lower right quarter has a winged wheel representing progress. The eagle bears on his beak a banner with the phrase "Pro Mundi Beneficio" (For the benefit of the world) and over his head the nine golden stars representing the nine provinces that comprise the Republic.

On the sides of the oval there are two sets of flags. The national coat of arms was designed by Don Nicanor Villalaz.

The lyrics of the national anthem were written by Don Jeronimo de la Ossa and the music composed by Don Santos Jorge A. It was aproved by the Law 30 of 1906 and adopted by the Law 28 of 1941.


National Anthem

The National Anthem was written by Mr. Jeronimo de la Ossa and its musical score was composed by Mr. Santos Jorge. This anthem was sung during the separation of Panama from Colombia.

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Lyrics

Author: Jerónimo de la Ossa
Music: Santos Jorge

CORO
Alcanzamos por fin la victoria
En el campo feliz de la unión:
Con ardientes fulgores de gloria
Se ilumina la nueva nación.

ESTROFAS
Es preciso cubrir con un velo
Del pasado el calvario y la cruz;
Y que adorne el azul de tu cielo
De concordia la espléndida luz.

El progreso acaricia tus lares,
Al compás de sublime canción
Ves rugir a tus pies ambos mares
Que dan rumbo a tu noble misión.

En tu suelo cubierto de flores
A los besos del tibio terral,
Terminaron guerreros fragores;
Sólo reina el amor fraternal.

Adelante la pica y la pala,
Al trabajo sin más dilación,
Y seremos así prez y gala
De este mundo feraz de Colón.
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