Colors and the Meaning of the Guyana Flag
The flag of Guyana was launched on May 26, 1966, and started to be used.
The isosceles triangular yellow, extending from the side where the flag was raised to the other side, is yellow. This triangle also called the golden spearhead in the country, symbolizes the bright future in the country and the mineral riches that exist in the country. The white color surrounding the yellow triangle represents the sea and the rivers in the country. The equilateral triangular in red color, located vertically on the raised side, is located inside the yellow triangle.
The red color expresses enthusiasm, energy, and sacrifice shown in the creation of the nation. The black color surrounding the equilateral triangle represents the determination and determination of the citizens to go even further. Two rectangular triangles formed on the fluctuating side of the flag are colored green and this color symbolizes the fertile soil of the country and its agriculture which is an important part of the country’s economy.
History of the Guyana Flag
In 1875 Guyana became a British colony. Guyana’s flag, like other British colonies, was British blue ensign at this time. The flag had a blue background and the Union Jack was on the top left side. On the right side of the flag there was a circle of coats. This rigging was portrayed as a ship on the ocean. In 1906 the flag was changed and a white circle was added to the white circle and a ship was depicted in the ocean. This picture was surrounded by a yellow ribbon and on the yellow ribbon it was written the slogan of “DAMUS PETIMUSQUE VICISSIM”. This slogan means “We give and take in return”.
In 1955, the rigging in the flag was changed again. The shield in the white circle and the ship in the ocean were painted. Under the ship was the slogan in the previous flag. This flag continued to be used until 1966.
In 1966, Guyana won a new flag. The flag is still used today. The current Guyana flag has a 3: 5 ratio. The civil flag has a 1: 2 ratio.
Neighboring Countries of Guyana
It is located in South America. It is neighbor to Venezuela and Suriname to the east and Brazil to the south. It is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Main Characteristics of Guyana
Guyana is one of the smallest countries in America. 80% of the country consists of forests and have the most undamaged rainforest. The most preferred activities for tourists are nature walks and boat rides. The capital of the country is Georgetown, which is also the most developed city. Every year quite a lot of tourists visit this city. The official language is English. In addition, many local languages and dialects are also spoken in the country. They use Guyana dollars as currency.
Tropical climate prevails. The country is generally hot and humid. The coast receives plenty of rainfall. The most rainy periods are May-August and November-January. The effects of Indian and Chinese cuisine are seen. You can also taste South American specialties.
|Currency||guyanese dollar (GYD)|
|Highest Point||Mount Roraima (2,750 m)|
|Total Area||214,969 km2|