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Flag of Small Guatemalan FlagGuatemala

Formal Name: Republic of Guatemala
Local Name: Guatemala
Local Formal Name: República de Guatemala
Region: Central America
Associations: United Nations
Capital City: Guatemala City
Main Cities: Quezaltenango, Puertos Barrios, Cobán
ISO 3166 Code: GT
Population: 14,027,000
Area: 108,890km²
Currency: 1 Guatemalan Quetzal = 100 centavos
Languages: Spanish, various Mayan languages
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
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Flag of Guatemala

Date Flag first adopted: August 17th, 1871
Description: Three equal vertical bands of light blue (hoist side), white, and light blue with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms includes a green and red quetzal (the national bird) and a scroll bearing the inscription LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821 (the original date of independence from Spain) all superimposed on a pair of crossed rifles and a pair of crossed swords and framed by a wreath.