Flag of the Bahamas (GIF)

The flag of the Bahamas is a tricolor flag consisting of three horizontal bands of aquamarine, gold, and aquamarine with a black triangle at the left. The aquamarine bands represent the surrounding sea, which is a fundamental aspect of the Bahamian identity, reflecting the nation's reliance on the ocean for its livelihood, culture, and history. The gold band symbolizes the glowing sun, natural resources, the golden sand of the Bahamian beaches, and the sunny climate, evoking a sense of optimism and the bright prospects of the nation's future. The black equilateral triangle is a symbol of the Bahamian people's unity and strength, and it also pays homage to the rich heritage of the people, particularly their resilience and determination during difficult times. Together, these elements on the flag of the Bahamas encapsulate the country's maritime roots, natural beauty, and the indomitable spirit of its people.

Adopted:July 10, 1973
Designed by:Hervis Bain
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇧🇸

The coat of arms of the Bahamas features a vibrant and intricately detailed design. It consists of a shield supported by a marlin and a flamingo, representing the rich marine life and the diverse bird species found in the country. The shield itself showcases a ship (representing the Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus) in the ocean beneath a radiant sun, symbolizing the nation's maritime history and its bright future. The top of the shield features a conch shell, representing not only a local delicacy but also the country's shell industry, palm fronds showcase the islands' lush vegetation, and a royal helmet, underscoring the country's historical ties and adherence to principles of governance. The motto "Forward, Upward, Onward Together" encourages progress and unity among the Bahamian people, reflecting their commitment to advancing as a nation. The coat of arms of the Bahamas embodies the country's rich natural resources, its marine heritage, and its aspirations for a prosperous future with unity and determination.

The Bahamas flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the 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 396,914 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Cuba, Haiti, and the United States.

The waving flag of the Bahamas with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Nassau
Other major city:Freeport
Official language:English
Ethnic groups:92.7% African,
4.7% European,
2.1% Mixed,
1.9% American,
2.12% Other
Religions:80% Protestant,
14.5% Roman Catholic,
1.3% Other Christian,
3.1% Unaffiliated,
1.1% Other religion
Nationality name:Bahamian
Area:13,878 km² (5,358 sq mi)
Population:396,914 (2021)
Country codes:BS, BHS (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.bs
Calling code:+1-242

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