Flag of Grenada

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Grenada
Flag of Grenada.svg
Use National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 7 February 1974
Design A large rectangle with the large red border around it with six Gold five-pointed stars with three centered on the top border and three centered on the bottom border divided into four triangles of Gold (top and bottom) and green (hoist-side and fly-side) with the red disk superimposed at the center bearing the Gold five-pointed star and the nutmeg pod on the hoist-side of the triangle.
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 represent the country's six parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, representing Carriacou and Petite Martinique. 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, gold 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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