Flag of Grenada

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Grenada
Flag of Grenada.svg
Use National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 7 February 1974
Design Two yellow and two green triangles charged with a red circle containing a yellow five-pointed star; surrounded by a red frame containing six five-pointed stars (three at the top and three at the bottom); there is the clove of a nutmeg charged in the green triangle at the hoist.
Designed by Anthony C. George
Civil Ensign of Grenada.svg
Variant flag of Grenada
Use Civil and state ensign
Proportion 1:2
Naval Ensign of Grenada.svg
Variant flag of Grenada
Use Naval ensign
Proportion 1:2

The national flag of Grenada was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom, 7 February 1974. The six stars in the red border stand for the country's six parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, standing for the capital, Saint George's. The symbol in the hoist represents a clove of nutmeg, one of the principal crops of Grenada. It also represents a link to Grenada's former name, which was the "Isle of Spice".[1]

The red colour of the flag stands for courage and vitality, yellow for wisdom and warmth, and green for vegetation and agriculture.

The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish.

The civil ensign is the same as the national flag but with a 1:2 rather than 3:5 ratio. The naval ensign is based on the British White Ensign, with the national flag in the canton (and extending into the cross).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FLAG OF GRENADA, CARRIACOU AND PETITE MARTINIQUE". Government of Grenada. Archived from the original on 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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