The flag of the Cayman Islands
The national flag overseas territory Cayman Islands was approved in May 1958.
Description and proportions of the flag of the Cayman Islands
The flag of the Cayman Islands hastraditional rectangular shape. Its length is exactly twice as long as wide, and the main field is made of dark blue color. In the upper quarter of the flag adjacent the flagpole, a refinement of the British flag image. In the right half of the flag is the coat of arms of the Cayman Islands on a white circular disc.
The coat of arms on the flag of the Cayman Islands isa heraldic shield divided into two unequal horizontal part. In the upper half on a bright red field depicts a gold lion - symbol of Great Britain, to the possessions which the Cayman Islands archipelago. In the lower part of the shield on the stylized image of sea waves in a white and blue wavy stripes are three five-pointed green star in a gold fringing, representing the three islands of the archipelago, in which people live.
The shield on white-blue torse placed greenturtle, behind which is a gold pineapple. Below the shield is a yellow ribbon with a red lining inscribed with the motto of the state: "It is founded in the seas."
Torse symbolizes traditional fishingresidents of the Cayman Islands - production of ropes and cables. Pineapple - a staple of the agricultural production of the Cayman Islands and the tortoise is reminiscent of the sea and the rich fauna of the archipelago.
The coat of arms on the flag of the Cayman Islands has been approved by the Queen of Great Britain in 1958.
The history of the flag of the Cayman Islands
The flag of the Cayman Islands, like mostFlags of colonial British possessions, was established on the basis of fodder UK flag. It is allowed to use on the land to all organizations, government services and officials, citizens of the country.
developed for the Cayman Islands his fleetflags. In state courts raised the same blue flag with the British flag on the left Kryzhi quarter near the staff and with the emblem on the right side with the only difference that the coat of arms on it is not inscribed in a white circle. This flag of the Cayman Islands adopted in 1999. Commercial Court of the country use the red flag with the same components, as well as on the state flag fleet.