Flag of East Timor
The national flag of East Timor is one of the official symbols of East Timor. It consists of a red field with the black isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing a white five-pointed star in the center superimposed on the larger yellow triangle, also based on the hoist-side, that extends to the center of the flag.
The flag of East Timor (Timor Leste) was adopted in 2002. It is the same as the flag that was originally adopted when the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1975, nine days before being invaded by Indonesia. At midnight on 19 May 2002, and during the first moments of Independence Day the next day, the United Nations flag was lowered and the flag of an independent East Timor was raised.
Flying flag of East Timor
As per the Constitution of East Timor, the yellow (PMS 123) triangle represents "the traces of colonialism in East Timor's history". The black triangle represents "the obscurantism that needs to be overcome"; the red (PMS 485) base of the flag represents "the struggle for national liberation"; the star, or "the light that guides", is white to represent peace.
Official description of the flag
According to the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, Part I, Section 15:
|Design Formation||28 November, 1975|
|Currency||United States dollar (USD)|
|Land/Area||15,410 km2 (5,950 sq mi)|
|Highest Point||Tatamailau (Foho Tatamailau), or Tata Mailau - 2,986 m (9,797 ft)|
|GDP(per capita)||2684.80 USD (2017)|
|Country Code||TL (TLS)(2 Digit ISO and 3 Digit ISO)|
|By Alphabet Order||E|