Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The national flag of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis was first raised in September 1983, the day of the proclamation of independence from Britain.
Description and proportions of the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The national flag of Saint Kitts and NevisIt represents a standard panel correct quadrangular shape. Its length and width correspond at a ratio to each other of 3: 2. Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis can be used for all purposes on land. It can raise both public organizations and private individuals, as well as the use of armed forces of the state. On the water, the cloth can be taken up only on private vessels and ships of the state and the merchant navy. For the needs of the Navy of Saint Kitts and Nevis developed a special flag.
The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis is divideddiagonally into two parts. Diagonal represents a wide black band bounded by the top and bottom thin yellow stripes. On a black background two white five-pointed stars are plotted. Black diagonal divides the flag from bottom to top and from left to right in two triangular fields. Adjacent to the shaft portion - light green, and the lower field - red.
The colors on the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis meansthe following: a black box - it's African roots of the islanders, red - a reminder of the shed blood of patriots, green represents the richness of nature and the fertile soil of the country, and yellow - sunlight. White stars on the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis to give residents the freedom and the hope for peace and prosperity.
History of Saint Kitts and Nevis flag
For a long time, the state of Saint Kitts and NevisIt was a colonial possession of the United Kingdom. Its flag is the dark blue flag, which is in the upper quarter, located near the staff, settled the British flag. These flags were typical of all colonial possessions of Great Britain, and differed only in the form of the emblem on their right side.
In 1967, the country received the statusassociated with the UK territory and its first flag was a tricolor flag, divided vertically into three equal fields. Flagstaff has housed the green, then yellow, and went further - bright blue. After a few months on the flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis, added a stylized image of a palm tree in black on a yellow strip. So it lasted until 1983, when as a result of independence, a new flag was adopted in the country, which has become public and are not changed until today.