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Subject: National symbols of Grenada, Flags of North America, Grenada, Outline of Grenada, List of flags with Latin-language text
Collection: 1974 Introductions, National Flags, National Symbols of Grenada
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Flag of Grenada

Grenada
Use National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 7 February 1974
Design A rectangle divided diagonally into two triangles of yellow (top and bottom) and green (hoist side and fly side) with a large red border around the field; there are seven yellow five-pointed stars with three centered on the top border, three centered on the bottom border and one on a red disk superimposed at the center; there is also a symbolic nutmeg pod on the hoist-side of a triangle.
Designed by Anthony C. George
Variant flag of Grenada
Use Civil and state ensign
Proportion 1:2
Variant flag of Grenada
Use Naval ensign
Proportion 1:2

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 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

  1. ^ "FLAG OF GRENADA, CARRIACOU AND PETITE MARTINIQUE".  

External links

  • A flag database featuring the Grenada flag
  • Grenada at Flags of the World
  • The Grenada National Flag
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