Flag of East Timor (GIF)

The national flag of East Timor (Portuguese: Bandeira de Timor-Leste) consists of a red field, which is superimposed on a large yellow triangle on the left, with a black triangle bearing a white star in the middle. The yellow triangle represents the traces of colonialism in East Timor's history. The black triangle symbolizes the obscurantism that needs to be overcome. The red color of the flag represents the struggle for national liberation, and the white star expresses peace. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on November 28, 1975.

Its emblem features a white star and rays symbolizing peace. Education, agriculture, and industry are symbolized by the open book, corncob, and rice ear. The rifle, arrow, and spear refer to the country's liberation struggle.

The East Timor flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
East Timor, which is officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Its capital is Dili, and its population is about 1,387,000.

The waving flag of East Timor with its coat of arms (unofficial)

Capital and largest city:Dili (pop. 150,000)
Other major cities:Maliana (22,000)
Suai (21,539)
Official languages:Portuguese
Region:South-eastern Asia
Ethnic groups:~78% Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian)
~21% Papuan
~1% Chinese minority
Religion:90% Roman Catholic
4% Muslim
3% Protestant
3% other religions
Demonym:East Timorese
Area:15,007 km²
(5,794 sq mi)
Currency:United States dollar

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of East Timor (Portuguese: Bandeira e brasão de armas de Timor-Leste), GIF

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