French Guiana is a foreign overseas territory of France that is located at South America. As a French territory it follows that it carries the country’s tricolored flag. The flag of French Guiana or also the flag of France carries the blue, white and red colors of the French Revolution. These colors represent liberty, equality and fraternity which are the ideals of the revolution. The red and blue are also the colors that have been long representing Paris and white is the symbol of the House of Bourbon.
Other than the French flag, it is important to note that there is an existing regional flag of French Guiana. It is a white field with a logo placed in the center. The logo comprises of a yellow five-pointed star on a blue patch, below it is yellow boat with an orange man which lies in a patch of green over two layers of orange sweeps. The words GUYANE is located above the logo and LA REGION is located below.
However, on January 29, 2010, a new flag of French Guiana was unilaterally adopted by the General or Departmental Council, albeit it has not yet been recognized by the region. This flag comprises of two diagonal parts with a lone red star located at the center. The colors of the two diagonal parts are yellow and green which are located below and above respectively.
The green color symbolizes the near inaccessible rainforests and natural resources that are abundant in the region. French Guiana takes pride in its biodiversity where its forests are home to various species during dry periods and terrestrial glaciations. The yellow color is representative of the gold and other mineral wealth that can be found in the territory. And lastly, the red lone star signifies socialism, which widely dominates the country.