The Cayman Islands is an independent British Overseas Territoryin the western Caribbean Sea.
The island contains the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, the islands are located to the south of Cubaand northeast of Honduras, between Jamaicaand Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
Reason for naming the country
The name is derived from the Carib Indian word for the marine crocodile, which is now known to have lived on the islands. This name, or a variant, has been retained ever since. Thus, the word eventually developed into Cayman, and adding the word islands, we became the 'Cayman Islands.
The flag of the Cayman Islands was adopted on 14 May 1958, Prior to that, the Islands had used the British flag for all official occasions.
The current version of the flag was adopted on 25 January 1999.
The flag is composed of a dark blue background with the British Union Jack situated top left of the flag.
The flag also features a tortoise and a lion on its Coat of Arms. On the flag is the country’s motto “He hath founded it upon the sea” derived from the book of Psalm 24:2 in the Bible.