Flag of East Timor (GIF)

The national flag of East Timor (Portuguese: Bandeira de Timor-Leste), also known as Timor-Leste, consists of a red field with a black equilateral triangle based on the left, bearing a white five-pointed star in the center, superimposed on a larger yellow isosceles triangle that extends to the center of the flag. The black triangle symbolizes the challenges that need to be overcome, representing the struggle against oppression and obscurantism. The yellow triangle signifies the nation's rich resources and potential for development. The red field symbolizes the courage and sacrifice of the East Timorese people in their struggle for national liberation. The white star, known as "the light that guides," represents the pursuit of peace and the hope for a bright and prosperous future for the country. Collectively, the flag embodies the nation's tumultuous history, the resilience of its people, and their aspirations for peace, prosperity, and development.

Adopted:November 28, 1975 (de facto),
May 19, 2002 (de jure)
Designed by:Natalino Leitão
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇹🇱

The emblem of East Timor showcases a variety of symbols deeply connected to the nation's history and aspirations. The highest mountain in East Timor, Tatamailau, is portrayed at the center, highlighting the country's natural beauty and resilience. A white star atop the mountain represents hope and peace. The open book, cogwheel, ear of rice, and corncob embody the nation's commitment to education, industry, and agriculture. The presence of the rifle, spear, and bow signifies the enduring struggle for national liberation and self-defense, underscoring the nation's dedication to sovereignty and dignity. The national motto, "Unidade, Acção, Progresso" (Unity, Action, Progress) in Portuguese, reflects the fundamental values governing the country's political and ethical life. The colors red, yellow, and black symbolize the love of homeland, wealth, and the obstacles that must be overcome. Overall, the emblem encapsulates East Timor's journey, resilience, and the collective aspirations of its people.

The East Timor flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the 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 1.344 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Australia and Indonesia.

The waving flag of East Timor with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Dili
Other major cities:Maliana,
Official language:Portuguese
Region:South-eastern Asia
Ethnic groups:~78% Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian),
~21% Papuan,
~1% Chinese minority
Religions:90% Roman Catholic,
4% Muslim,
3% Protestant,
3% other religions
Nationality name:East Timorese
Area:15,007 km²
(5,794 sq mi)
Population:1.344 million (2021)
Country codes:TL, TLS (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.tl
Calling code:+670

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

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_East_Timor
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_emblem_of_East_Timor

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