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The national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on 30 November 1966, the island's first Independence Day, when it was raised for the first time by Lieutenant Hartley Dottin of the Barbados Regiment.

Design
It consists of a triband of two bands of ultramarine, which are said to stand for the ocean surrounding the country and the sky, separated by a golden middle band, which represents the sand. A black trident head, commonly called the broken trident, is centred in the golden band, and the fact that the staff is missing is significant. The trident symbol was taken from Barbados' colonial badge, where the trident of Poseidon is shown with Britannia holding it. The broken lower part symbolises a symbolic break from its status as a colony. The three points of the trident represent the three principles of democracy: 1) government of the people, 2) government for the people, and 3) government by the people.

The design of the flag was created by Grantley W. Prescod and was chosen from an open competition arranged by the Barbados government. Over a thousand entries were received.

The official British Standard colour code numbers for the flag are: Ultramarine —BCC 148, Gold — BS O/002.

Flag of Barbados

Capital City Bridgetown
Design Formation 30 November, 1966
Population 2019 287,064 (2018)
Currency Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
Land/Area 439 km2 (169 sq mi)
Highest Point Mount Hillaby - 343 mts (1,115 ft.)
GDP(per capita) 17,233.396 USD (IMF, 2018)
Country Code BB (BRB)(2 Digit ISO and 3 Digit ISO)
Dialling/Calling Code +1 246
Internet TLD .bb
By Continents North America
By Alphabet Order B
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