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The national flag of Grenada was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom, 7 February 1974. The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish. The civil ensign is the same, except for a 1:2 rather than 3:5 ratio. The naval ensign is based on the British White Ensign, with this flag in the canton (and extending into the cross).

Grenada
Flag of Grenada.svg
UseNational flag
Proportion3:5
Adopted7 February 1974
DesignA large rectangle with the large red border around it with six Gold five-pointed stars with three centred on the top border and three centred 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 centre bearing the Gold five-pointed star and the nutmeg pod on the hoist-side of the triangle.
Designed byAnthony C. George
Civil Ensign of Grenada.svg
Variant flag of Grenada
UseCivil and state ensign
Proportion1:2
Naval Ensign of Grenada.svg
Variant flag of Grenada
UseNaval ensign
Proportion1:2

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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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