Flag of Grenada

Flag of Grenada
Country Grenada
Population 126,183 (2023)
Area (Km²) 340
Сontinent North America
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#EF3340 239, 51, 64
#FFD100 255, 209, 0
#009739 0, 151, 57

The flag of Grenada consists of a rectangle on a red background with three yellow stars above and three below. The rectangle itself is divided into two yellow triangles at the top and bottom and two green triangles on the left and right with a yellow star in a red disk in the center of the rectangle and a nutmeg in a green triangle next to the pole. The national flag of Grenada symbolizes the confidence, hope and aspirations of a courageous people who rise to the challenge of nationhood.

Meaning of the flag of Grenada

  • The red color represents the energy of the people, their courage and vitality, and their desire to be free;
  • The golden color represents wisdom and symbolizes the sun, warmth and benevolence;
  • Green symbolizes the fertility of the land, vegetation and agriculture;
  • Six gold stars symbolize the hopes, aspirations and ideas on which the nation was founded and represent the six regions (parishes): St. Andrew, St. David, St. George, St. John, St. Mark, St. Patrick;
  • The yellow five-pointed star inside the red disk in the center of the flag symbolizes the two islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, which are considered the seventh parish of the country;
  • The nutmeg represents Grenada as the "Island of Spices" as it is the second largest producer of nutmeg in the world after Indonesia.

History of the Grenada flag

Grenada passed from French to British rule until 1783, when it became a permanent British colony. The first flag of Grenada was the standard flag used by Great Britain for its controlled territories - the flag of the United Kingdom, i.e. the Union Jack, in canton on a blue background with the coat of arms of the dependent territory.

History of the Grenada flag

In the case of Grenada, it is an image of black workers with bulls in a sugar cane factory with the inscription below "HaeTibi Erunt Artes" from Virgil's Aeneid, meaning "This shall be your art." This version of the flag was used until 1903, after which the icon was replaced by an image of a ship with full sails. The Latin inscription below the ship reads "Clarion e Tenebris", which means "Light out of Darkness". It is speculated that the change is due to a reference to slavery.

History of the Grenada flag

In 1967, Grenada became an associate state of the United Kingdom, and a new flag was adopted, consisting of three stripes of blue, yellow and green in the appropriate sequence and a nutmeg in the center of the flag. These colors symbolized the sea, the sun and vegetation, and nutmeg is Grenada's most important export commodity. When Grenada finally gained full independence on February 7, 1974, a completely new flag was adopted. It features two triangles of yellow and two of green, a thick red border and six golden five-pointed stars around it, and a larger star with a red disk in the center and a nutmeg on the left side.