Flag of Saint Lucia (GIF)


The flag of Saint Lucia consists of a sky-blue field with a yellow equilateral triangle over a black isosceles triangle with a white edge in the middle. The blue color refers to the sky and the sea. Black and white colors symbolize the harmonious relationship between the black and white races. The yellow color symbolizes prosperity as well as the sun. Triangles represent the Pitons, twin volcanic cones in the southwest. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on March 1, 1967.

The two lily symbols and two roses on the shield in its coat of arms symbolize France and England, to which the island has long belonged. A traditional African "chair of authority" is placed on the cross of the sugar cane, symbolizing the African population. At the top is a burning torch, symbolizing freedom, and the shield is supported by two local Jacquot parrots.

The Saint Lucia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Saint Lucia is a sovereign island in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its capital is Castries and its population is about 180,000.

The waving flag of Saint Lucia with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Castries (pop. 20,000)
Other major cities:Bisee (13,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Caribbean
Ethnic groups:85.3% Black (African)
10.9% Mixed
2.2% Indian
1.6% Other
0.1% Unspecified
Religion:90% Christianity
1.9% Rastafarianism
1.4% Not stated
0.3% Hinduism
0.1% Islam
5.9% No Religion
Demonym:Saint Lucian
Area:617 km²
(238 sq mi)
Population:180,000
Currency:East Caribbean dollar

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