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Colon Province (Panama)

Provincia de Colón

Last modified: 2003-08-16 by dov gutterman
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by Javier Blake, 22 July 2002

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The Colón Coat of Arms appears in the middle of the Colón flag.
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. face: "Egypitian").
António Martins, 23 July 2002

Colón Free Zone (Zona Libre de Colón)

by António Martins, 29 May 2003

I found today the website of the Free zone of Colón, Panama, at (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 <>.
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 <>, 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