Describing about Antigua and Barbuda Flag, the Sun represents a new era, the red indicates the energy of the citizens, blue is for hope, and black depicts its African ancestry. The ‘V’ shape in the flag is said to symbolize victory. The overall combination of colors in the flag portrays the Sun, sand and sea of Caribbean.
The Flag of Antigua and Barbuda was officially approved on February 27, 1967. At the top of the flag’s design, there is a fruit – pineapple. Supporting the shield is a pair of deer. The design on the protection demonstrates the sun, rising between the blue sky and White Sea.
There was a competition held in 1966 for designing the country’s official flag. A local artist Mr. Reginald Samuel developed and designed the Antigua and Barbuda flag within 30 minutes. The flag’s drawing was unique and it thoroughly represented the values and expectations of the nation in the design. The winning design was embedded with the chosen anthem, coat-of-arms, and slogan. In 1994, it was decided that seven full points of the sun should represent the six parishes plus.
Antigua and Barbuda was ruled English men. In November 1981, the country received full independence from the United Kingdom, but the new born nation decided to use same flag introduced as an associated state in 1967.
The national flag of Antigua and Barbuda is intended as a parallel rectangle with the length-width ratio. The flag's contextual is segmented into three inverted triangles. Two of these triangles are filled with red. Further, the triangle has sides of equal length and is inverted with its base on the top of the flag. The triangle features a tricolor of black, light-blue, and white, settled horizontally.
The red pitch represents the firmness and lively nature of the nation’s people in imitating their destinies. The color also attributes for the energy, sun, the Caribbean Sea, and the country's beaches. The rising sun represents a new era that country gained after independence. The V-shape made for victory and the black represents the African heritage and represents the fertile soils of the island nation.
Antigua and Barbuda is located in the West Indies in the Americas. It is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of a number of smaller islands and two major islands, recognized as Antigua and Barbuda. The other smaller islands include York, Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden, and island of Redonda at south with approximately 1.02 lacs inhabitants and population density of 186 people per square kilometer (481/square mile). Antigua and Barbuda has a unitary parliamentary representative democratic monarchy. A Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General, and of a multi-party system.
The official language of Antigua and Barbuda is English and the currency is Eastern Caribbean dollar. Antigua and Barbuda comprises of two letter Antigua and Barbuda code i.e. AG and its three letter Antigua and Barbuda code is ATG and in digits it is 028. The calling code is +1-268 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Antigua and Barbuda is UTC/GMT -4 hours. Antigua and Barbuda comprises a total of 6 parishes and of the two dependencies of Barbuda Island and Redonda Island.
|Country||Antigua and Barbuda Republic|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar $ (XCD)|
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|Three-letter country code||ATG|
|Three-digit country code||028|