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Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

The flag of the island of Saint Kitts and Nevis is based on a layout presented by Edrice Lewis, an instructor, in a flag contest in the territory.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis

The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis comprises two five-pointed white stars on a slanting black stripe, with yellow fringes on both sides, differentiating the shades of red and green as the setting.The design was the champion in a local contest. The ensign includes the Pan-African shades, however the shades are formally given a distinct importance:
  • The red color stands for the battles of the inhabitants of Saint Kitts and Nevis from the era of slave trade through settlement to freedom
  • The green color symbolizes the fecundity of the island
  • Black stands for the African legacy of the inhabitants
  • The yellow color stands for perennial daylight
  • The two white stars represent Saint Kitts and Nevis and trust and autonomy.

History The Saint Kitts and Nevis flag was officially approved on September 19, 1983 once it achieved freedom from the British reign. The nation is also called as St. Christopher.

The ensign was put forward in a contest, and the plan was okayed by the College of Arms of England, the monumental organization for several countries that are members of the Commonwealth.

Fact about Saint Kitts and Nevis flag

CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
Designed byEdrice Lewis
Adopted19. September 1983
Design and ColorsA yellow-edged black broad diagonal band bearing two white five-pointed stars divided diagonally from the lower hoist side corner to the upper fly corner: the upper triangle is green and the lower triangle is red
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated on: January 30, 2016

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