The Flag of Montserrat

The flag of Montserrat is a British Blue Ensign with the Union Jack occupying the upper left corner and the Coat of Arms of Montserrat situated on the right side. The shield from the coat of arms features a woman in green dress holding a harp and a cross, symbolizing Erin (the personification of Ireland) and reflecting the island's Irish heritage.

The Flag of Montserrat

History

Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory, and its flag reflects this status. The current flag was adopted on January 25, 1909. The choice of the Irish symbols on the flag's coat of arms alludes to the early settlers of Montserrat, who were primarily of Irish descent. This unique feature distinguishes its flag from other British Overseas Territories. Over the years, the flag has remained largely unchanged, maintaining its original symbols and colors, and continues to represent the island's history, cultural heritage, and its ties to the United Kingdom.