The National Flag

The National Flag of Guyana, "The Golden Arrowhead", has five colours - red,black, gold, white and green, the principal colours being green, gold and red.

The flag has the unique design of two triangles (one within the other) issuing from the same base. The outer triangle is gold-coloured (arrow-shaped) with a narrow border of white along two sides. The inner triangle is red with a narrow strip of black bordering the sides.

The bgcolor of the flag is green, representing the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana. The white border represents the rivers and water potential. The golden arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth and the black border, the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust of the Guyanese people.

The red of the flag represents the zeal and dynamic nature of nation-building which lies before the young and independent Guyana.