A high qality image of the flag of East Timor

East Timorian Flag

The flag of East Timor contains a red field with two triangles overlapping each other, a large yellow triangle and inside a smaller black triangle.  Inside the black triangle there is a white star also known as “the light that guides”.  The red on the flag stands for the fight for liberation.  The yellow triangle represents the traces of colonialism in East Timor`s history.  The black triangle represents the obscurantism that needs to be overcome and the white on the star represents peace.  The national flag of East Timor was adopted on May 20, 2002.