flag patch Antigua and Barbuda
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Backpackflag/Flag patch Antigua and Barbuda
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The Antigua and Barbuda flag is designed on a red base with an upside down pyramid shaped emblem in the middle. The bottom third of the pyramid is white, the middle blue and the top is black. Sitting in the bottom of the black area is a half of a 16-pointed yellow star/sun symbol.
History: The current flag was adopted on February 27, 1967 after it became a self governing country. Antigua and Barbuda gained independence from Britain in 1981. Antigua and Barbuda had been a British colony since 1632.
Interesting Facts: The current flag was designed by a high school art teacher in Antigua and Barbuda. (source: worldflags101)