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Quetzaltenango Department (Guatemala)

Last modified: 2000-10-27 by dov gutterman
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by Jaume Olle'

Note: It is possible that This flag is the flag of Quetzaltenango City (see below)



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Overview

Quetzaltenango is the second largest city in Guatemala located in the western part of the country.
Guido Solares, 27 July 1998

The words come from the Spanish Quetzal (National Bird of Guatemala and the name of its current national currency) and the Quiche word tenango which means "Land of...", therefore meaning "Land of the Quetzal".
Juan Carlos Arriola, 17 November 1998

Flagmaster nr. 25 reports the flag of "the city of Quezaltenango" (probably used by the whole department) with coat of arms in the center and vertical red, white, blue. Brommer Atlas (1862) indicates an identical flag but with the blue on the hoist and the red on the fly (and a quetzal bird in the center) that would correspond to the Republic of Los Altos.
Jaume Olle' and Fred Drew from Flag Report

Jaume reported this department flga as *verticl* red-white-blue with the CoA. He also reported a *horizontal* blue-white-red variant.
I located a site abouth the history of the flag of Quetzaltenango which include this variant and explanation in Spanish. see: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7233/bandera.html
Dov Gutterman, 20 October 2000

The info quoted about Quezaltenango seems to be exact regarding the departmental flag seen in the visit of the queen Sofia. Flag of the city was reported by Flagmaster 25. Old flag of Los Altos must be the same as the departamental flag but with arms (according was adopted 1848) but Brommer Atlas show the vertical version (perhaps can be a mistake or a variant)
Jaume Olle' , 20 October 2000


Variants (or Departmental Flags)


by Jaume Olle'


by Jaume Olle'

The flag of Quetzaltenango is a vertical red-white-light blue flag with the arms in the center, like the historical flag of the Republic of Los Altos.
Mark Sensen, 28 July 1996

During the visit of the Spanish Queen Sofía to the department it could be seen on TVE1 a flag with these colors but in horizontal arrangement: blue, white and red, without coat of arms, though it is to be expected that this could appear in other exemplars of this flag. The flag seen on TVE coincides with the flag of the Republic of Los Altos decreed on 13 of September of 1848.
Jaume Olle' and Fred Drew from Flag Report


Coat of Arms


by Jaume Olle'






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