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Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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Adopted 1999-2002
Designed by unknown
Proportions 1:2

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British overseas territory. The flag is a blue ensign with the coat of arms in the fly.

SymbolismEdit

The flag of South Georgia is a blue ensign bearing the Union Jack in the canton and the coat of arms of South Georgia in the fly. the coat of arms consists of a sheild containing a lion holding a torch representing the United Kingdom and discovery. the sheilds background has blue and white estoiles coming from the coat of arms of James Cook, who discovered the island. its supporters are a fur seal and a macaroni penguin, the latter standing on ice and the former standing on mountains, which represent the ice and earth on the island. the crest is a reindeer, representing the 2 herds of reindeer in the area. it also has a moto in latin "Leo Terram Propriam Protegat" meaning "let the lion protect its own land"

Early flagEdit

Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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Adopted October 3, 1985
Designed by unknown
Proportions 1:2

the flag on the lower right, is the first flag of South Georgia. it is almost the same, except the coat of arms is smaller and in a white circle.

Other flagsEdit

ReferencesEdit

United Kingdom Subdivisions of the United Kingdom
Countries: EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWales
Crown Dependencies: AlderneyGuernseyHermJerseyIsle of ManSark
Overseas territories: AnguillaBermudaBritish Antarctic TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsFalkland IslandsGibraltarMontserratPitcairn IslandsSaint HelenaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
Sovereign base areas: Akrotiri and Dhekelia

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