Gibraltar Flag

Gibraltar Flag

Flag of Gibraltar - Description of the Gibraltar Flag

As the above picture of the Gibraltar Flag indicates the background is bi-color - Red and White

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Gibraltar flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Gibraltar flag is described Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

The Flag of Gibraltar has two horizontal bands of white (top, double width) and red with an emblem of a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Gibraltar flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The emblem on the Gibraltar flag pictures a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band. Hanging from the castle gate is a gold key which is centered in the red band

The Meaning & History of the Gibraltar Flag

The Gibraltar emblem depicts the Gibraltan Coat of Arms consisting of a triple-towered castle with a golden key which were granted to "The Most Loyal City of Gibraltar" by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the year 1502

The Gold key refers to the colony's important position at the gateway to the Mediterranean

The strategic military importance of Gibraltar is represented by its castle

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