The Jamaican national flag features green, black, and gold, all common colors in African cultures and seen on various African flags, reflecting the country's African heritage. The green symbolizes hope, agricultural richness, and vegetation. Black has represented hardships as well as strength for overcoming those hardships, and gold is for the sun shining on Jamaica.
History of the Jamaican Flag
After gaining independence from the British West Indies in 1962, Jamaica launched a national competition to find the design for their new national flag. Of many designs submitted, the gold saltire, or X, beat out various striped flags in the same color scheme.
Official Name: Jamica
Location: An Island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean South of Cuba.
Area: 10,991 square kilometers
Population: 2,709,300 (2011)
Official Language: English
National Flag. A yellow diagonal cross dividing triangles of green on top and bottom and black on hoist and fly.
Flag Ratio: 1:2
National Anthem: Jamaica Land We Love (1962)
Last Update On : August 03, 2012