Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis (GIF)



The flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis consists of a green triangle at the top, a red triangle at the bottom, and a black diagonal stripe separating these triangles. The black stripe has yellow edges and two white stars on it. The green color represents the country's fertile lands, while the red color represents the struggle for freedom against slavery and colonialism. The yellow color symbolizes sunshine, and the black color symbolizes people of African origin. The two white stars in the black stripe represent the islands of St. Christopher and Nevis, as well as hope and freedom. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted in 1983.

The shield in its coat of arms includes the head of a Carib, the first inhabitants of the islands; a lily and rose, symbolizing British and French influences; a sailing boat, representing traditional maritime transport; and two poinciana flowers. At the top of the helmet on the top of the shield is a burning torch supported by three hands, one white, one black, and one mixed, symbolizing the freedom struggle of people of different ethnic origins. On the sides of the shield are the country's main crops, the sugarcane plant, and the coconut palm branch, and the shield is supported by two white pelicans, the country's national bird.

Saint Kitts and Nevis flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is an island country in the West Indies. Its capital is Basseterre, and its population is about 53,546 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Antigua and Barbuda, the Netherlands, and Venezuela.

The waving flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Basseterre
Other major cities:Fig Tree,
Monkey Hill
Official language:English
Region:Caribbean
Ethnic groups:92.5% African,
3% Multiracial,
2.1% European,
1.5% Indian,
0.6% Other,
0.3% Unspecified
Religions:94.6% Christians,
1.3% Folk Religions,
1.6% Unaffiliated,
0.3% Muslims,
1.5% Hindus,
0.7% Other
Nationality name:Kittitian or Nevisian
Area:261 km² (101 sq mi)
Population:53,546 (2021)
Currency:East Caribbean dollar
Country codes:KN, KNA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.kn
Calling code:+1-869
Flag emoji code:🇰🇳

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