The national flag of Antigua and Barbuda was adopted on February 27,
1967, and was designed by a nationally acclaimed artist and sculptor,
Sir Reginald Samuel. The rising sun symbolises the dawning of a new
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The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and
Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when
COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493.
The flag of Antigua and Barbuda is composed of red, with an inverted
isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the flag; the triangle
contains three horizontal bands of black (top), light blue, and white,
with a yellow rising sun in the black band.