Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesVC, VCT, 670
Official NameSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean)
Government TypeParliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy
CurrencyEast Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Calling Code+1 784
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
PopulationApproximately 110,000
Total Area389 km²
Highest PointLa Soufrière (1,234 meters, 4,049 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 7,420
Life Expectancy72 years
Internet TLD.vc

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Anthem

Saint Vincent Land so Beautiful

Saint Vincent, Land so beautiful,
With joyful hearts we pledge to thee
Our loyalty and love, and vow
To keep you ever free.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Flag

The national flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, often called “The Gems,” was officially adopted on October 21, 1985. The flag has undergone changes since the country gained independence from Britain in 1979, symbolizing the nation’s evolving identity.

The flag features three vertical bands of blue, yellow, and green. The blue symbolizes the tropical sky and the crystal waters, the yellow represents the golden sands and the warmth of the sun, and the green signifies the lush vegetation of the islands. At the center of the yellow band, there are three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern, which stands for the ‘Vincent,’ and these diamonds symbolize the islands of the Grenadines which are part of the nation.

The choice of the diamonds’ arrangement and their number reflects the nation’s nickname, “The Gems of the Antilles,” emphasizing the natural beauty and value of the islands. The flag’s colors and symbols are a celebration of the nation’s natural environment, its climate, and its place within the Caribbean.

Since its adoption, the flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has become a significant symbol of national pride and unity. It is flown on government buildings, at national events, and in international contexts, representing the sovereignty and identity of this Caribbean nation. The flag embodies the spirit of the Vincentian people, their culture, and their aspirations, symbolizing a nation proud of its natural beauty and optimistic about its future.