The flag of Barbados is a vertical tricolour with the colours (from the hoist side of the flag to the flag side of the flag) blue, yellow and blue. At the centre of the yellow band of the flag is a black trident head.
The flag of Barbados was designed by art teacher Grantley Prescod following a flag design competition and was officially adopted as the national flag of Barbados on 30 November 1966 following independence from Britain.
The flag of Barbados' blue stripes represent the blue seas surrounding the island whilst the yellow stripe represents the sand of the island's beaches. The trident head at the centre of the flag holds special significance - it is adapted from the colonial badge of Barbados which depicted Britannia holding a trident. The trident shaft being broken off thus represents Barbados' break from its colonial past. The flag of Barbados is sometimes referred to as 'The Broken Trident'.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.