Flag of Guyana

Flag of Guyana

The flag od Guyana was adopted in 1966 and its base consists of a green leaf to whose right edge a yellow shape with white trimming which reminds an arrow expands. The pole side of the flag forms a base of a red triangle with black trim. The flag was selected through a public competition in 1962, which was won by American draft of Whitney Smith. The flag is nicknamed "The Golden Arrowhead," refering to the aforementioned yellow arrow. The symbolism of the colors used is as follows: white color symbolizes the country's waters, black perseverance in building a better tomorrows, yellow stands for mineral wealth and green for lush vegetation.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes GY, GUY (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Capital city Georgetown
Continent South America
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Union of South American Nations, Caribbean Community, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 782 766 (2019)
Total area 214 969 km2
Highest point Mount Roraima (2 772 m, 9 094 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 4 979 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Guyanese dollar ($, GYD)
Calling code +592
Internet TLD .gy

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