South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Flag Meaning & Details

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 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Flag
 Flag Information
  • blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag

  • the coat of arms features a shield with a golden lion rampant, holding a torch

  • the shield is supported by a fur seal on the left and a Macaroni penguin on the right

  • a reindeer appears above the crest, and below the shield on a scroll is the motto LEO TERRAM PROPRIAM PROTEGAT (Let the Lion Protect its Own Land))

  • the lion with the torch represents the UK and discovery

  • the background of the shield, blue and white estoiles, are found in the coat of arms of James Cook, discoverer of the islands

  • all the outer supporting animals represented are native to the islands


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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