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Bahamas flags

Bahamas Flag:
Flag of Bahamas

The flag of the Bahamas was officially adopted on July 10, 1973.

The black color represents the strength and will power of the people, yellow the sandy beaches, and the aquamarine blue symbolizes the Caribbean Sea.

Larger Bahamas flag

Bahamas Coat of Arms:
coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Bahamas contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point, the shield is supported by a marlin and flamingo.

On top the shield is a conch shell, that represents the varied marine life of the island chain. This rests on top of a helmet. Below this is the actual shield, the main symbol of which is a ship, reported to represent the Santa MarĂ­a of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing beneath a sun. The animals supporting the shield are the national animals, and the national motto is found at the bottom. The flamingo is located upon land, and the marlin upon sea.

The vibrant colours of the coat of arms are also intended to point to a bright future for the islands. They are also reputed to have been maintained due to their attractiveness to tourists.


naval ensign
Naval Ensign of The Bahamas



Civil Ensign of the Bahamas
Civil Ensign of The Bahamas






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