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Bahamas Flag

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The Bahamas flag was officially approved on 10th July 1973. It has an almost 1:2 ratio. Gold and aquamarine are the major colors of the flag.

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This North American commonwealth is well known for its lovely natural environment and sunny and sandy locales. It also depicts the social and economic progress made by the country.

Bahamas Flag Description

The Bahamas flag depicts an equilateral triangle that is black in color. It has been placed over a horizontal backdrop. The background is made up of two main colors – gold and aquamarine. The Bahamas flag is among the few national flags that have an approximate 1:2 ratio. Gold and aquamarine are the major colors of the flag.

These two colors are represented in three flat stripes – there are two strips of aquamarine that are punctuated by a golden line. All the three color bands are of equal dimensions.

The national flag of this Caribbean country is full of symbolism. The color black stands for the power and energy of the common people who have pledged to stay united. The triangle is representative of the strength of mind and hard work shown by the people of the Bahamas. The sun and the sea that has come to symbolize the state are correspondingly represented by gold and aquamarine.

Official Name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: July 10, 1973
Location of Bahamas: Atlantic Ocean
Capital City of Bahamas: Nassau
Major Cities in the Bahamas: Freeport, Freetown, West End, Coopers Town
Area: 5,358 square miles
Population: 0.4 million estimate
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Language of the Bahamas: English
National Anthem: March On, Bahamaland
National symbol(s): blue marlin, flamingo, Yellow Elder flower
National colors: aquamarine, yellow, black
National anthem:
Name: “March On, Bahamaland!”
lyrics/music: Timothy GIBSON

Facts about the Bahamas flag

Country Bahamas
Designed by Dr. Hervis Bain
Adopted Jul 10, 1973
Revision NA
Design and Colors A horizontal triband of aquamarine (top and bottom) and gold with a black chevron based on the hoist side
Size Ratio 1:2

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