Flag of the Cayman Islands

The flag of the Cayman Islands is a unique and distinctive symbol of the British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean Sea. The flag features a blue background with a British Union Jack in the top left corner, representing the territory’s historical ties to the United Kingdom. The coat of arms of the Cayman Islands is located on the right side of the flag, featuring a shield with three green stars representing the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. The shield is supported by a turtle and a lion, representing the land and sea creatures of the islands, respectively. The motto “He hath founded it upon the seas” is written in Latin at the bottom of the coat of arms, reflecting the importance of the sea to the territory’s economy and way of life.

The flag of the Cayman Islands was officially adopted on May 14, 1958, and has remained unchanged since then. It is a symbol of the territory’s unique identity and history, as well as its connection to the United Kingdom. The blue background represents the sea surrounding the islands, while the Union Jack and coat of arms reflect the territory’s colonial past and current status as a British Overseas Territory. The flag is flown on government buildings, schools, and other public places throughout the Cayman Islands, as well as on ships registered in the territory. It is a source of pride for the people of the Cayman Islands and a symbol of their rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

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