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Flag of Barbados

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.

Official Name: Barbados
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 30, 1966
Location: Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela and east of the Windward Island chain
Capital City: Bridgetown
Major Cities: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint James, Saint Joseph
Area: 166 square miles
Population: 284,589
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

Designed byGrantley Prescod
Adopted30. November 1966
Design and ColorsA vertical triband of ultramarine (hoist side and fly side) and gold with a black trident-head centered on the gold band
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017