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Bahamas Flag

Flag of Bahamas
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Bahamas]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme blue,yellow,black
Color and Design

A horizontal triband of aquamarine (top and bottom) and gold with the black chevron aligned to the hoist-side.

Meaning & SymbolismThe color of the Bahamas flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The black equilateral triangle on the left represents the unity, strength and determination of the Bahamian people. The triangle is oriented toward three equal width stripes symbolizing areas of natural resource; two aquamarine stripes at the top and bottom of the flag representing the sea and one gold stripe representing the land.
Description and Brief History

The Bahamas gained their independence from Britain in 1973, and they adopted the first independent Bahamas flag that year. Even though it was the first and only flag to represent the islands as an independent nation, it was not the first flag that they had ever used. It replaced the colonial flag of the Bahamas, which has a significantly different design than the Bahamas flag that is currently in use. The modern flag is one of the few national flags in the world to have been designed specifically for the nation before the country actually attained its independence. The flag was adopted on July 10, 1973.


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