Today’s flag is the flag of Guyana, officially known as Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Design: The Guyanese flag, known as the Golden Arrowhead, consists of a green field with two isosceles triangles based on the hoist-side and protruding towards the fly-side. A black-edged red triangle is superimposed on a larger white-edged yellow triangle. The flag has an aspect ratio of 3:5.
Meaning: Green stands for agriculture and forests, white stands for rivers and water, yellow stands for mineral wealth, black for endurance, and red stands for zeal and dynamism.
History: The Guyanese flag was designed in an international competition held by the government in 1962, the original intended date for independence. The winning design was created by Whitney Smith Jr. (Arlington, Massachusetts, USA, 26 February, 1940 - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA, 17 November, 2016) an American vexillologist, and his team. Whitney Smith’s design differed from the current design in that the colors red and green were inverted and there were no fimbriations at the edges of the triangle. This design was then altered by the College of Arms in 1966, shortly before independence. The modified design was officially adopted on 26 May, 1966, when Guyana gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Ever since then, the design has remained unchanged, bringing us to the flag of today.
Bonus fact #1: The designer of the flag, Whitney Smith, is the man who first coined the term “vexillology” in a 1958 article called “Flags of the Arab World”. Bonus Fact #2: This is a fact about the country. Guyana is the only nation in South America to have English as an official language.
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