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Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

The national flag of Antigua and Barbuda was adopted on 27 February 1967 to mark the achievement of self-government. A competition to design the flag was held in which more than 600 local people entered. The winning design was put forth by nationally well-known artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel.

The design is a red field with an inverted isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the field pointed toward the bottom edge of the field bearing the horizontal tricolour of black, light blue (half width) and white with the rising sun centred on top of the black band. The rising sun symbolises the dawning of a new era.

The colours have different meanings, the black is for the African ancestry of the people, the blue for hope, the red for energy or life of the people. The successive colouring of yellow, blue, and white (from the sun down) also stands for the sun, sea, and sand. The blue also represents the Caribbean Sea, and the V-shape is the symbol of victory.

The state ensign, which is used only by the national coast guard, consists of a white field, a red cross, and the state flag in the canton.

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Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

Country - Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent population numbers about 81,800 (at the 2011 Census) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua. Lying near each other (the main Barbuda airport is less than 0.5° of latitude, or 30 nautical miles, north of the main Antigua airport), Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

The island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa María La Antigua. Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda island was first colonized in 1678. Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958. With the breakup of the federation, it became one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967. Following by self-governing on its internal affairs, independence was granted from United Kingdom on 1 November 1981.

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Flag of Antigua and Barbuda (English)  Bandiera di Antigua e Barbuda (Italiano)  Vlag van Antigua en Barbuda (Nederlands)  Drapeau d'Antigua-et-Barbuda (Français)  Flagge von Antigua und Barbuda (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Antígua e Barbuda (Português)  Флаг Антигуа и Барбуды (Русский)  Bandera de Antigua y Barbuda (Español)  Flaga Antigui i Barbudy (Polski)  安提瓜和巴布达国旗 (中文)  Antigua och Barbudas flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Antiguei și Barbudei (Română)  アンティグア・バーブーダの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Антигуа і Барбуди (Українська)  Национално знаме на Антигуа и Барбуда (Български)  앤티가 바부다의 국기 (한국어)  Antigua ja Barbudan lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Antigua dan Barbuda (Bahasa Indonesia)  Antigvos ir Barbudos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Antigua og Barbudas flag (Dansk)  Vlajka Antiguy a Barbudy (Česky)  Antigua ve Barbuda bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Антигве и Барбуде (Српски / Srpski)  Antigua ja Barbuda lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Antiguy a Barbudy (Slovenčina)  Antigua és Barbuda zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Antigve i Barbude (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติแอนติกาและบาร์บูดา (ไทย)  Antigvas un Barbudas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία των Αντίγκουα και Μπαρμπούντα (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Antigua và Barbuda (Tiếng Việt) 
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