Flag of Antigua and Barbuda (GIF)


The national flag of Antigua and Barbuda consists of a red field with an inverted isosceles triangle bearing the horizontal tricolor of black, light blue, and white, with the rising sun centered on top of the black band. The rising sun symbolizes the birth of a new age. The color black symbolizes the African ancestry of the people, the color blue symbolizes the Caribbean Sea and hope, and the color red symbolizes the energy or life of the people. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on February 27, 1967.

Its national coat of arms includes the famous fruits (pineapple, hibiscus, sugarcane, and century plant) that are abundantly found on the islands and a pair of deer, symbolizing wildlife.

The Antigua and Barbuda flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign state in the West Indies of America, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two main islands, Antigua and Barbuda. Its capital is St. John's, and its population is about 104,000.

The waving flag of Antigua and Barbuda with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:St. John's (pop. 49,000)
Other major cities:Falmouth, Piggots, Bolans
Official languages:English
Region:Caribbean
Ethnic groups:91% African (Black)
4.4% Multiracial
1.7% European (White)
2.9% Other
Religion:76.5% Christian
12.2% Other
5.9% None
5.5% Unspecified
Demonym:Antiguan Barbudan
Area:440 km² (170 sq mi)
Population:104,000
Currency:East Caribbean dollar

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