The national flag of Barbados consists of three equal vertical panels - the centre panel of gold and the outer panels of ultramarine. In the center of the flag is a broken trident in black and a yellow stripe.
The blue stripe represents the sky and the yellow/gold stripe symbolizes the sand and the beaches of the island. The right blue stripe stands for the vast sea.
The black trident in the middle of the flag represents Barbados independence from the British. Each point of the trident represent the three principles of democracy which are government of, for and by the Barbados people.
The Trident is also a symbol of the mythical sea god, Neptune. The broken shaft of the trident denotes Barbados' break from Britain.
: November 30, 1966
Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela and east of the Windward Island chain
: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint James, Saint Joseph
166 square miles
Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
: God Save the Queen