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Barbados Flag

Barbados Flag

About Flag of Barbados

Three equal vertical panels, with a gold centre panel and ultramarine surrounding panels, make up Barbados’ national flag. A black broken trident and a yellow stripe are displayed in the centre of the flag.

The yellow/gold stripe stands in for the island’s beaches and sand, while the blue stripe symbolises the sky. The huge sea is symbolised by the right blue stripe. Barbado’s independence from the British is symbolised by the black trident in the centre of the flag. Each of the trident’s three points stands for the three tenets of democracy: a government of, for, and by the people of Barbados.

The mythological sea god Neptune also bears the Trident as a symbol. Barbados’ separation from Britain is symbolised by the trident’s broken shaft.

Facts about Barbados flag

Country Barbados
Designed by Grantley Prescod
Adopted 30. November 1966
Revision NA
Design and Colors A vertical triband of ultramarine (hoist side and fly side) and gold with a black trident-head centered on the gold band
Size Ratio 2:3
Official Name: Barbados
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 30, 1966
Location of Barbados: Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela and east of the Windward Island chain
Capital City of Barbados: Bridgetown
Cities of Barbados: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint James, Saint Joseph, and more
Area: 166 square miles
Population: 288,625 estimate
Currency: Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
Language: English
National Anthem: God Save the Queen
National symbol(s): Neptune’s trident, pelican, Red Bird of Paradise flower (also known as Pride of Barbados)
National colors: blue, yellow, black
National anthem:
Name: “The National Anthem of Barbados”
Lyrics/Music: Irving BURGIE/C. Van Roland EDWARDS