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Flag of Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Adopted May 20, 2002
Designed by Natalino Leitão
Proportions 1:2 [1]

The flag of Timor-Leste is red, with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the centre of the flag; a white star is in the centre of the black triangle. [2]

East Timor adopted its flag in 1975 when gained independence from Portugal and re-adopted in 2002 when gained independence from Indonesia.

SymbolismEdit

  • The yellow stands for the traces of colonialism.
  • The black stands for the obscurantism that needs to be overcome.
  • The red stands for the struggle for national liberation.
  • The white stands for peace.

ReferencesEdit

  1. East Timor at Flags of the World
  2. Flag of Timor-Leste at CIA World Factbook
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