Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

The flag of Antigua and Barbuda was adopted in 1967 when these two islands in the Caribbean Sea became independent. The design of the flag was created by Antiguan teacher Reginald Samuels. The flag should refer to the past but also to better prospects for the future. The rising sun represents new era, two red triangles on the sides represent the energy of the local population and the black represents its African-American origins. Blue stands for hope and the gradual use of the tricolor of yellow, blue, and white evokes the sun, sea, and sand. Naval flag consists of a red St. George's cross on a white background and the national flag in the upper left corner.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AG, ATG (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Antigua and Barbuda
Capital city Saint John's
Continent North America
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community
Population 96 453 (2019)
Total area 442 km2
Highest point Boggy Peak on Antigua (402 m, 1 319 ft)
Lowest point Caribbean Sea
GDP per capita $ 16 727 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar ($, XCD)
Calling code +1268
Internet TLD .ag

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