As a symbol of sovereignty, then General Omar Torrijos Herrera, suggested that a large Panama flag should fly on top of Ancon Hill. Ever since the United States relinquished jurisdiction of the Panama Canal Zone to the Republic of Panama, this flag has been the symbol of that historic event. As you probably know, Panama recovered the Canal Zone from the United States after the Panama Canal Treaties were signed by Jimmy Carter and Omar Torrijos on September 7, 1977.
The flag on top of Ancon Hill can be seen for several miles around the city. It’s an unequivocal nationalistic icon of Panama, as well as the ruins of Panama Viejo, Casco Viejo, and the Panama Canal.
Recently I went to visit a park located on the top of the hill with “The Twisters”. Even though I have lived in Panama City since 1962, I had never been to the top of this magnificent hill which oversees the neighborhoods of Ancon and El Chorrillo. My main interest was to enjoy and photograph the landscape views of the Panama Canal, Panama City, Casco Viejo, and the colossal Panama flag.
Below are several pictures of this huge flag waving on top of Ancon Hill in Panama City, Panama. Here we go.
Suggested Reading: The Panama Flag – Lingua Franca