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National Symbols of Jamaica

The Flag consists of a diagonal yellow cross that divides the flag into four triangles. Green is on the top and bottom. Black is on the hoist and opposite side. Gold (Yellow) signifies the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight. Green signifies hope and agricultural resources. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people.

Other national symbols include:

Jamaican National BirdNational bird: The Doctor-Bird (Trochilus polytmus) or Swallow-Tail Hummingbird

National tree: The Blue Mahoe (Hibiscus elatus)

National flower: Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale)

National fruit: Ackee (Blighia sapida)