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Flag of Haiti

The flag of Haiti is a bicolour flag featuring two horizontal bands coloured blue and red, defaced by a white panel bearing the coat of arms. The coat of arms depicts a trophy of weapons atop a green hill, ready to defend freedom, and a royal palm symbolizing independence. The palm is topped by the Cap of Liberty. The motto L'Union Fait La Force ("Unity Is Strength") appears on a white ribbon below the arrangement.

The present design was first used by the Republic of Haiti under President Alexandre Pétion in 1806. It was most recently readopted on 25 February 2012 under Title I, Chapter I, Article 3 of the current Constitution of Haiti: ''L'emblême de la Nation Haïtienne est le Drapeau qui répond à la description suivante:1. Deux (2) bandes d'étoffe d'égales dimensions: l'une bleue en haut, l'autre rouge en bas, placées horizontalement;

2. Au centre, sur un carré d'étoffe blanche, sont disposées les Armes de la République;

3. Les Armes de la République sont : Le Palmiste surmonté du Bonnet de la Liberté et, ombrageant des ses Palmes, un Trophée d'Armes avec la Légende: L'Union fait la Force.''

The English translation adopted by the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, D.C., reads: The emblem of the Haitian Nation shall be a flag with the following description: 1. Two (2) equal-sized horizontal bands: a blue one on top and a red one underneath;

2. The coat of arms of the Republic shall be placed in the center on a white square;

3. The coat of arms of the Republic are: a Palmette surmounted by the liberty cap, and under the palms a trophy with the legend: In Union there is Strength.

Contrary to the constitutional mandate, the white field is rarely (if ever) rendered as a square. A rectangle with an 11:9 ratio has been adopted by the Haitian Ministry of Information and Coordination since 1987 or earlier.

The civil flag and ensign omits the coat of arms.

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Haiti (disambiguation)

Haiti (Haïti ; Ayiti ), officially the Republic of Haiti (République d'Haïti; Repiblik Ayiti) and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27750 km2 in size and has an estimated million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.
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Flag of Haiti (English)  Bandiera di Haiti (Italiano)  Vlag van Haïti (Nederlands)  Drapeau d'Haïti (Français)  Flagge Haitis (Deutsch)  Bandeira do Haiti (Português)  Флаг Республики Гаити (Русский)  Bandera de Haití (Español)  Flaga Haiti (Polski)  海地國旗 (中文)  Haitis flagga (Svenska)  ハイチの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Гаїті (Українська)  Национално знаме на Хаити (Български)  아이티의 국기 (한국어)  Haitin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Haiti (Bahasa Indonesia)  Haičio vėliava (Lietuvių)  Haitis flag (Dansk)  Haitská vlajka (Česky)  Haiti bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Хаитија (Српски / Srpski)  Haiti lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Haiti (Slovenčina)  Haiti zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Haitija (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติเฮติ (ไทย)  Σημαία της Αϊτής (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Haiti (Tiếng Việt) 
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