The national flag of Guyana was designed by a prominent American vexillologist Whitney Smith. Because the flag has a yellow and a red arrow on its green base, the flag of Guyana is also called ‘The Golden Arrowhead’.
The yellow arrow is bordered with a thin white strip and the red one is enclosed by a black line. The green color on the national flag of Guyana signifies the forest and foliage of this African country.
The yellow color depicts the extraordinary mineral resource of the state and the bright future which it aspires while red symbolizes the zest and vitality of the people of Guyana. The white color on the flag of Guyana depicts the rivers and black signifies endurance.
|Official Name:||The Co-operative Republic of Guyana|
|Adopted on:||May 26, 1966|
|Designed by:||Whitney Smith|
|Location of the country:||Northern Coast of South America|
|Major Cities:||Corriverton, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Linden|
|Area:||83,000 square miles|
|Currency:||Guyanese dollar (GYD)|
|National Anthem:||Dear Land of Guyana of Rivers and Plains|
|National symbol(s):||Canje pheasant (hoatzin), jaguar, Victoria Regia water lily|
|National colors:||red, yellow, green, black, white|
|Name:||“Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains”|
|Lyrics/Music:||Archibald Leonard LUKERL/Robert Cyril Gladstone POTTER|
Fact about Guyana flag
|Designed by||Whitney Smith|
|Adopted||26. May 1966|
|Design and Colors||A black-edged red triangle over a larger white-edged gold triangle, both based on the hoist and pointing toward the fly, on a green field.|