Timor-Leste Flag Meaning & Details

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 Timor-Leste Flag
 Flag Information
  • red with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the center of the flag

  • a white star - pointing to the upper hoist-side corner of the flag - is in the center of the black triangle

  • yellow denotes the colonialism in Timor-Leste's past

  • black represents the obscurantism that needs to be overcome

  • red stands for the national liberation struggle

  • the white star symbolizes peace and serves as a guiding light


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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