Flag of Jamaica (GIF)


The Jamaican flag consists of a yellow cross that separates the flag into four triangles: two green (top and bottom) and two black (left and right). The black color represents the strength and creativity of the people. The golden yellow symbolizes the wealth of the country. The green color refers to the lush vegetation of the island. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on August 6, 1962.

The white shield on its coat of arms features a red cross with five golden pineapples on it. At the top of the shield are a British royal helmet and a Jamaican crocodile. The shield is supported on both sides by a woman holding a fruit basket and a man holding a bow, both from the Taino tribe.

The Jamaica flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. Its capital is Kingston, and its population is about 2,890,000.

The waving flag of Jamaica with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Kingston (pop. 662,000)
Other major cities:Portmore (182,000)
Spanish Town (147,000)
Montego Bay (110,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Caribbean
Ethnic groups:92.1% Black
6.1% Mixed (non-Black)
0.8% Indian
0.4% Other
0.7% Unspecified
Religion:68.9% Christian
21.3% None
6.5% Other
2.3% Not stated
1.1% Rastafarian
Demonym:Jamaican
Area:10,991 km²
(4,244 sq mi)
Population:2,890,000
Currency:Jamaican dollar

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