Flag of Los Altos

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Los Altos
Flag of Los Altos.svg
UseNational flag and ensign
Proportion3:5

The flag of Los Altos was a modification of the Central American Union, with a central seal showing a volcano in the background with a quetzal (a local bird symbolizing liberty) in front. Los Altos ("The Highlands" in the Spanish language) was a state in the Federal Republic of Central America in the 1830s. Its capital was Quetzaltenango and it occupied the west of present-day Guatemala and parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas. This was the first Central American flag to use the quetzal as a symbol; since 1871, it has been on the present flag of Guatemala.