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by Javier Blake, 22 July 2002
The Colón Coat of Arms appears in the middle of the Colón
Javier Blake, 22 July 2002
An horizontal tricolor of light blue, white and golden welloy,
with a large (diam. approx. half of the flag's height) white disc
rimmed black with the provincial emblem on it; on the blue
stripe, placed around the disc, five five-pointed golden yellow
stars pointing up; and on the yellow stripe the lettering
"COLÓN" in large streched dark red capitals (approx.
António Martins, 23 July 2002
by António Martins, 29 May 2003
I found today the website of the Free zone of Colón, Panama,
at www.zolicol.com (defunct) where you may find picture of thezone flag (white
with a logo), near another (unidentified) flag. A question :
should this zone be considered as a subdivision of Panama, or is
it only a body created to administrate as far as business is
concerned a tax-free zone?
The logo can be seen on blue on the web-page.
Olivier Touzeau, 21 March 2001
It is just a tax-free zone.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 21 March 2001
The "zone flag" is not a flag, but a logo in banner
form. The two blue triangles stand for North and Central
America, with the red triangles at the axis symbolizing the
traffic crossing thorough the Isthmus. The other
(unidentified) flag is a national Panama flag. The logo does not
belong to a territory, but to the administratve body created to
manage the tax-free zone. The logo can be seen on <www.zonalibredecolon.com.pa>.
Alvaro Aguilar, 31 August 2001
The picture sent by Olivier makes it obvious that, unlike
Álvaro Aguilar says, this is a flag. It may not be pretty,
official, registered in the works of famous vexillologists, great
or small - but it is obviously a flag: a piece of cloth hoisted
on pole and meaning something. Álvaro calls it not a flag but
just a "logo in banner form"; well, "banner"
is a trickier word than "flag". While it is surely a
flag, it might be or not a banner...
By using <www.zonalibredecolon.com.pa>, I created the above image, with shades of blue and red much darker than those of the Panamian national flag, judging from the photo (US influence, perhaps?).
António Martins, 29 May 2003