Grenada and the Grenadines, 1974
Grenada's flag was officially introduced upon independence on 7 February 1974. Yellow stands for the sun, wisdom and the friendliness of the people, green for the vegetation and agriculture, while red is for courage and vitality. These are also the Pan-African colours, representing Grenada's African identity. The seven stars stand for the country's seven parishes: Saint George (the capital, represented by the central star), St. John, St. Mark, St. Patrick, St. Andrew, St. David and the Grenadines. At the hoist is a nutmeg, the most important export article.