Flag of Jamaica

Jamaica
Aspect ratio:
1:2
Vexillological symbol:
Civil flag and official flag ashore, merchant and official flag at sea
Country:
Jamaica
Capital:
Kingston
Size:
10.991 km²
Population:
2.713.130
Continent:
North America, Central America
Languages:
English, patois English
Currency:
Jamaican dollar (JMD)
accepted at:
05.08.1962

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Background knowledge

The flag of Jamaica was on 6 August 1962 officially introduced.

The Jamaican flag consists of a yellow St. Andrew's cross and four triangular areas of color in black and green

  • Green stands for hope and for agriculture

  • Yellow and gold symbolizes the rich natural resources of Jamaica and the beauty of the sunlight

  • Black recalls the difficult days of the past and to the present day (poverty).

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Diagonal verlaufendes gelbes Kreuz, das die Flagge in vier Dreiecke teilt; grün (oben und unten) und schwarz (links und rechts).

Hymn

Composer: Robert Charles Lightbourne, Mapletoft Poulle Songwriter: Hugh Braham Sherlock

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