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Flag of Guernsey

Guernsey is a British Crown dependency and a member of the Channel Islands. Adopted on April 30, 1985, the national flag of Guernsey comprises a white base with a red cross in the middle. The red cross contains another small golden-colored cross.
The red cross on the flag refers to the St George's Cross that represents Guernsey's ties with England. The gold cross inside the red cross represents Duke William of Normandy, who used a similar cross as his ensign in the Battle of Hastings. The gold cross was added to the flag in 1985 in order to distinguish it from the flag of England.

The flag was designed by the Guernsey Flag Investigation Committee headed by the Deputy Bailiff, Graham Dorey. The flag was first hoisted on the island on 15 February 1985.

Official Name: Bailiwick of Guernsey

Flag Proportion: 3:2

Adopted on: April 30, 1985

Location: Situated in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy

Capital City: Saint Peter Port

Major Cities:St Andrew, St Martin, Forest

Area: 30.1 square miles

Population: 65,068

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Official Language: English and French

National Anthem: God Save the Queen

National symbol(s):Guernsey cow, donkey

National colors: red, white, yellow

National anthem:
name: "Sarnia Cherie" (Guernsey Dear)
lyrics/music: George DEIGHTON/Domencio SANTANGELO

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017

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