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image by Jaume Ollé, 08 September 2014
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2015
Nevis uses a distinctive flag: yellow, with on the
fly a green triangle with a blue base and a small white
triangle on top, in the canton the national flag.
Mark Sensen, 26 Oct 1995
The Album 2000 [pay00] says:
4. Nevis. ≅3:5
Yellow ensign with the national flag in the
canton and triangular emblem in the fly. The emblem consists of a green
isoscales triangle with a blue stripe along the base and white smaller
triangle with the the green one, offset somewhat towards the top.
The dimensions are given in the Album
[pay00] as (6+8):(≅9+≅14).
The tildes on length measurements are due to the tilde in the overall
Saying the same in other words, the flag in the canton is 3/7 of the
hoist high and appropriately long as the national flag should be (2:3).
The emblem seems to be triangle of base size equal to its hieght,
both being about 8 units (i.e. 8/14 of hoist; matching the album as close
as possible is 8.4/14). The blue base about 2 units (exactly 1.75) and
white triangle base and hieght about 3 units (exactly 2.8 in my image),
distance between blue and white parts equal to the blue stripe. All these
measurements are of little weight, unless they could be confirmed.
Željko Heimer, 01 Jan 2003
According a photo (flag at side of the premier of Nevis), the flag of Nevis
is slighty different that the one pictured here.
Ratio: I projected the image and seems that is 2:3 (same as the national flag in canton)
Canton: about 1/3 of the high
Triangle: 2 (blue):1 (yellow):4 (green):4 (white) (the exact position of the triangle in the flag I cant stablish it). The yellow stripe not show in the drawings know.
The white is bordered by a narrow green line (about 1/3 of the yellow stripe)
Jaume Ollé, 08 September 2014
I think Jaume refers to this
or this one (from http://article.wn.com) and obviously, well, surprise!, the white part is in fact not simply a triangle...
Olivier Touzeau, 08 September 2014
No idea what it is, so this'll have to do for now.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2015
image by Željko Heimer, 13 February 2005
Depending on sources, the colour of the lower stripe
of the triangle on the fly of the flag of Nevis is either
blue or black.
Armand Noel du Payrat, 13 Sep. 1999
In Robert Southey’s “Life of Nelson” (first published 1813), chapter 2 we
find that when Nelson was in command of the frigate “Boreas” in the West Indies
(in 1785) he was concerned with the fact that numerous American ships were
trading with the islands, which he considered was unlawful after American
independence. “When the Boreas arrived at Nevis, she found four American vessels
deeply laden, and what are called the island colours flying – white, with a red
cross. They were ordered to hoist their proper flag, and depart within
eight-and-forty hours”. The words “are called” rather than “were called” might
suggest the flag was still in use in 1813.
Kenneth Fraser, 21 September 2019