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Barbados Flag

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The National Flag of Barbados was officially adopted on November 30, 1966. The Barbados Flag consists of three equal vertical panels with a black trident head centered on the gold band.

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The national flag of Barbados consists of three equal vertical panels – the center panel of gold and the outer panels of ultramarine. In the center of the flag are 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 Barbado’s independence from the British. Each point of the trident represents the three principles of democracy which are a 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.

Official Name: Barbados
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 30, 1966
Location of Barbados: Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela and east of the Windward Island chain
Capital City of Barbados: Bridgetown
Cities of Barbados: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint James, Saint Joseph, and more
Area: 166 square miles
Population: 288,625 estimate
Currency: Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
Language: English
National Anthem: God Save the Queen
National symbol(s): Neptune’s trident, pelican, Red Bird of Paradise flower (also known as Pride of Barbados)
National colors: blue, yellow, black
National anthem:
Name: “The National Anthem of Barbados”
Lyrics/Music: Irving BURGIE/C. Van Roland EDWARDS

Facts about Barbados flag

Country Barbados
Designed by Grantley Prescod
Adopted 30. November 1966
Revision NA
Design and Colors A vertical triband of ultramarine (hoist side and fly side) and gold with a black trident-head centered on the gold band
Size Ratio 2:3

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