Flag of Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (British Overseas Territory)
Country CodesKY, CYM, 136
Official NameCayman Islands
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean region)
CapitalGeorge Town
Government TypeBritish Overseas Territory with internal self-governance
CurrencyCayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
Calling Code+1-345
Member OfAssociated with the United Kingdom, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) observer
PopulationApprox. 65,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area264 square kilometers
Highest PointThe Bluff on Cayman Brac (43 meters or 141 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $47,000 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 81 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.ky

Cayman Islands National Anthem

God Save the King

God save our gracious King!
Long live our noble King!
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On him be pleased to pour,
Long may he reign.
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the King.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Cayman Islands Flag

The flag of the Cayman Islands was officially adopted on May 14, 1958. It has undergone minor changes since its original adoption, reflecting the Islands’ relationship with the United Kingdom and its own unique identity.

The flag features the British Union Jack in the upper left corner, symbolizing the Islands’ status as a British Overseas Territory. The right side of the flag displays the coat of arms of the Cayman Islands on a navy blue field. The coat of arms includes a shield, a crested helm, and the motto. On the shield, there are three green stars representing the Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman) on a wavy blue and white pattern symbolizing the sea. Above the shield is a golden lion, representing Great Britain, and a turtle on a coil of rope, symbolizing the Islands’ seafaring history.

The flag represents the Cayman Islands’ cultural heritage, political ties, and maritime history. The choice of symbols in the coat of arms reflects the Islands’ natural environment, traditional economic activities, and British connection.

The Cayman Islands flag is flown on government buildings and used in official capacities. It symbolizes the pride of the Caymanian people in their territory’s natural beauty, unique culture, and heritage. The flag’s design and symbols have become a part of the Cayman Islands’ identity, representing its past, present, and aspirations for the future.