Sunday, February 19, 2012

Flag of Guyana

Motto: "One people, one nation, one destiny" Official language: English Capital: Georgetown

The Co-operate Republic of Guyana, previously known as British Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America.  Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and (for over 200 years) of the British.  It is the only state of the Commonwealth of Nations on mainland South America, and it is also a member of The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966, and became a Republic on 23 February 1970.  Guyana is known as the "Land of many waters", and is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil, to the west by Venezuela, and on the north by the Atlantic Ocean.

postmarked in 2012 with a 1998 Olympic stamp from Guyana
(This great postcard was sent to me as a gift from a postcard store I bought from called 'Postcard Locker')
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Here is a postcard of the flag...
 The National Flag of Guyana is called "The Golden Arrowhead".  It bears five colors - red, black, yellow, white and green.  The flag has the unique design of two triangles (one within the other) issuing from the same base.  The outer triangle is gold-colored (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 background 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.

unused, bought in 2012

Guyana stamp 1998
Bob Sled Racing, Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics $ 60

1 comment:

Leugim said...

The first one is awesome!