Hagatna, formerly know as Agana, is the island’s capital and one of nineteen municipalities of the U.S. Territory of Guam. Hagatna’s flag design sports images of the beautiful landmarks found throughout the capital. The images include the Guam’s golden rising sun, its lush rolling hills, rugged limestone cliffs, and dark cold caves where Japanese soldiers hid during World War II. Additionally, Chief Quipuha, the ancient village Chief of Hagatna, who ruled before and during the European occupation by Spain is also shown. Furthermore, the flag displays the Agana Basillica, which represents the head of the Roman Catholic in Guam. It also shows the Plaza de Espana which represents the long Spanish occupation and its influence on the culture of its people; the latte stones which represent strength and an important element in building architecture pre-war, and the statue of Pope John Paul II that depicts an historic visit to the island in the early 1980s. The flag is richly painted in red depicting the village name, Hagatna, which means “their bloodline”, referring to specific family clans that made this village their home, during pre-war Guam.
This flag was designed by Gerard V. Aflague, a Guam born native, in collaboration with the mayor and his staff. Reproduction of this image is allowed without license. This image is not copyright protected and may be downloaded for public, commercial, or personal use. However, use of this image in any way requires a caption crediting the designer as shown below. If you would like to purchase this image printed on banners, stickers, brochures, flags, or other media, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This flag design has been produced for the Mayors’ Council of Guam. For information regarding official adoption of this flag design, please contact the the Mayors’ Council of Guam directly.
Credit: Flag designed by Gerard V. Aflague