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Grenada national flag
image by Graham Bertram and Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001
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Symbolism and usage

There is a nutmeg in the hoist — nutmeg is a big crop there. The seven stars stand for the seven parishes.
Roy Stilling and David Kendall, 01 Oct 1996

The nutmeg kernel is red rather than black.
Graham Bartram, 04 Nov 1998

The yellow star on a red disc stands for the Borough of St George’s, Grenada’s capital, and the other six stars stand for the remaining six parishes [St. Andrew, St. David, St. John, St. Mark, St. Patrick, and the Grenadines]. In the official interpretation, the red stands for courage and vitality, the yellow for wisdom and warmth, and the green for vegetation and agriculture.
Ivan Sache, 31 Jan 2000, quoting from [udk97]

The Grenadines consist of two groups, the Northern and the Southern Grenadines; the latter belong to Grenada, among which are Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Diamind island, Ronde island, Les Tantes, Caille island, London Bridge island, The Sisters, Green island, Bird island. In total there are c. 600 Grenadines. 34,5 sq. km. belong to Grenada; 45,3 sq. km. to St. Vincent. (source: Fischer Weltalmanach 2000)
Jarig Bakker, 03 Feb 2000

Construction details

Grenada national flag
image by Graham Bertram and Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

The Album 2000 [pay00] says «CSW/--- 3:5» and give these values.
Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

Is the ratio (border width):(flag height) really different on each flag?

Santiago Dotor, 19 Oct 2001


Governor-General flag
image by Željko Heimer, 18 Oct 2001

Royal Grenadian Police

According to, the central portion of the Royal Grenadian Police badge is exactly the same as the colonial badge… right down to the badge and web site having the same motto.
Paige Herring, 22 Nov 2003

No Air Force symbols

According to [cos98], then in 1983 the People’s Revolutionary Air Wing was formed but was dissolved this year following the American invation. No markings were used. Since then Grenada does’t have an air force of any kind.
Dov Gutterman, 16 Jun 2004