Flag of Guyana

Name The Golden Arrowhead
Use National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 26 May 1966[1]
Design A green field with the black-edged red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side superimposed on the larger white-edged golden triangle, also based on the hoist-side, pointed toward the fly-side.
Designed by Whitney Smith

Variant flag of Guyana
Use National ensign
Proportion 1:2
Design An elongated version of the above.

Variant flag of Guyana
Proportion 7:11
Design British Civil Air Ensign combined with national flag of Guyana. May be flown at airports and from landed aircraft.

The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrow, has been the national flag of Guyana since May 1966 when the country became independent from the United Kingdom. It was designed by Whitney Smith, an American vexillologist (though originally without the black and white fimbriations, which were later additions suggested by the College of Arms in the United Kingdom).

The proportions of the national flag are 3:5. The colours are symbolic, with green for agriculture and forests, white for rivers and water, gold for mineral wealth, black for endurance, and red for zeal and dynamism.

Other flags

The civil air ensign is a copy of the British Civil Air Ensign, with the Guyanese flag in the canton. The naval ensign of Guyana is a version of the national flag, with proportions of 1:2.

As part of the British Empire, Guyana's flag was a British Blue Ensign with the colonial badge in the fly. An unofficial red version was used at sea.[2] The first flag was introduced in 1875 and was changed slightly in 1906 and 1955.[3] Like all British Ensigns, the colonial flags of Guyana were all ratio 1:2.


Presidential Standards

The Presidential Standard of Guyana came into effect by Proclamation issued on 23 February 1970. Subsequent Presidents have amended this Proclamation to replace the description of the flag contained, to reflect the Presidential Standard they wish introduce for the duration of their Presidency.

Presidential Standard of Guyana 1970-1980. Current Standard as of 26 May 2015
Presidential Standard of Guyana 1980-1985 under President L.F.S. Burnham
Presidential Standard of Guyana 1985-1992 under President H. Desmond Hoyte
Presidential Standard of Guyana 1992-1997 under President Cheddi B. Jagan

Joint Services

Guyana Defence Force
Guyana Police Force
Guyana Prison Service


External links

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