Antigua and Barbuda(atg)

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda (according to wikipedia/wikipedia/1/1)


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; and the red for energy or life of the people. The successive colouring of black, yellow, blue, and white (from the sun down) also stands for the soil, sun, sea, and sand. The blue also represents the Caribbean Sea, and the V-shape is the symbol of victory. The seven points on the flag represent each of the six parishes, and, the island of Barbuda.

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.

Viceregal flags

Flag Date Use Description
1967–1981 Flag of the governor
1981–present Flag of the governor-general

Flags of Barbuda

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Barbuda Council

Historical flags

Flag Date Use Description
1956–1962 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda
1962–1967 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

Political flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Barbuda People's Movement


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