The National Flag of Guyana

  • The Green background symbolizes the Agricultural and Forested nature of Guyana.
  • The White bordering the golden arrowhead symbolizes the many rivers and water potential of Guyana.
  • The Gold that forms the golden arrowhead symbolizes the mineral wealth and its forward thrust.
  • The Black bordering the red triangle symbolizes the strength and endurance of the Guyanese people-, which sustains the Golden Arrowhead’s forward thrust into the future.
  • The Red triangle symbolizes the zeal and dynamic task of nation building which lies before our nation.

Mr. Whitney Smith- the Director of the Flag Centre, Florida, USA designed the Golden Arrowhead,[1]

[1] Greene S, Emanuel S (2000) Guyana Our Country Our Home, pg. 163-

National Symbols