Flag of the Bahamas (GIF)



The flag of the Bahamas consists of a black triangle situated at the hoist with three horizontal bands of aquamarine (color), yellow, and aquamarine. While the yellow color represents the glowing sun and natural resources, the aquamarine color symbolizes the water surrounding the country. The black color depicts the strength, vigor, and force of the Bahamian people. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on July 10, 1973.

Its coat of arms includes the island's national animals, the flamingo and marlin, a shield depicting a ship (representing the Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus) under the sun, a shell on a helmet depicting the island's marine life, and the motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward Together".

The Bahamas flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago in the Caribbean and is located southeast of the United States state of Florida. Its capital is Nassau, and its population is about 391,000.

The waving flag of the Bahamas with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Nassau (pop. 274,000)
Other major cities:Freeport (47,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Caribbean
Ethnic groups:92.7% African
4.7% European
2.1% Mixed
1.9% American
2.12% Other
Religion:80% Protestant
14.5% Roman Catholic
1.3% Other Christian
3.1% Unaffiliated
1.1% Other religion
Demonym:Bahamian
Area:13,878 km² (5,358 sq mi)
Population:391,000
Currency:Bahamian dollar

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