The Bahamian flag came to exist after the Bahamas move from a colony of Britain to an independent nation in July 1974. The designer of the flag is largely recognized as Dr. Hervis Bain,who is also credited for the design of the National Coat of Arms.
The colours embodied in the design of the Bahamian flag symbolise the
image and aspirations of the people of the Bahamas;the design reflects
aspects of the natural environment (sun, sand, and sea) and the economic
and social development. The flag is a black equilateral triangle
against the mast, superimposed on a horizontal background made up of two
colours on three equal stripes of aquamarine, gold and aquamarine.
The symbolism of the flag is as follows: Black, a strong colour,
represents the vigour and force of a united people, the triangle
pointing towards the body of the flag represents the enterprise and
determination of the Bahamian people to develop and possess the rich
resources of sun and sea symbolized by gold and aquamarine respectively.