The Flag of Gibraltar

The flag of Gibraltar is a white field with a horizontal red stripe running across its lower third, featuring a three-towered red castle with a gold key hanging from its gate. The key symbolizes Gibraltar's status as the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Flag of Gibraltar

History

The flag of Gibraltar is based on the coat of arms granted by Royal Warrant from Queen Isabella I of Castile in 1501, reflecting the territory's historical connection to Spain and its strategic significance. The addition of the key symbolizes Gibraltar's role as the 'Key to the Mediterranean,' a title stemming from its strategic position at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Over centuries, the design has become the definitive symbol of Gibraltar, officially adopted as the flag in its present form. The flag not only represents Gibraltar's historical ties but also its continued strategic and cultural significance in the region.