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Discover the area, flag by means of flag From Antigua to New Zealand notice the flags of the area with this up-to-date version of whole Flags of the area. research all approximately flags from around the globe - from the that means at the back of nation flags, nationwide flags, global flags, country flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, game, background, tradition, layout and paintings, this can be the final word booklet of flags, masking over four hundred flags and flag heritage, explaining the frequent use and importance of flags and flag layout. each one nationwide flag is roofed: specific notes and annotations will inform you all approximately its background, layout improvement, the importance of colors, symbols, crests and coats of fingers and any fresh alterations. entire Flags of the area (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the appropriate consultant to flags for the budding vexillophile.

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It depicts a green shield in the center charged with an Native American crown in gold, a Victoria lily and a native pheasant. "RAZIL Suriname was part of the Dutch kingdom until 1975. Since independence, there have been a series of coups and changes of constitution. The flag was chosen in 1975 by a parliamentary commission, on the basis of designs sent in by the public. The object was to choose a flag which harmonized the colors of the main political groups (green and red) into a design suggestive of unity and progress.

ARTINIQUE First colonized by the French, Dominica came under British control in 1759. It became a British Associated State in 1967 and independent in 1978. The flag adopted in 1978 features the national bird emblem, the sisserou parrot, which also appears on the coat of arms granted July 21, 1961. This parrot is unique to Dominica. It is an endangered species; only a few pairs remain. The green field represents the lush vegetation of the island. The cross represents the Trinity and the Christian faith and its three colors recall the native Indians, the fertile soil, and the pure water.

In the official interpretation the red stands for courage and vitality, the yellow for wisdom and warmth, and the green for vegetation and agriculture. When the flag is used at sea its proportions are altered from 3:5 to a longer form (1:2). THE NATIONAL ARMS The coat of arms depicts the Santa Maria, Columbus’ ship, a lion representing national liberty, and a lily emblem symbolizing the Virgin Mary. The shield is supported by two characteristic local creatures, an armadillo and a ramier pigeon. $  Trinidad and Tobago were separate British colonies, which united in 1889.

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