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===Design of the Flag===
 
===Design of the Flag===
[[image:haiti_coat_of_arms.gif|right|thumb|200px|Haitian Coat of Arms]]The Haitian flag consists of two equal horizontal bands, the blue on top and the bottom red. Centered is a white rectangle that bears Haiti’s coat of arms, which consists of a palm tree in the center, flanked by two cannons underscored by the motto “L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE” (Union Makes Strength).
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[[image:haiti_coat_of_arms.gif|right|thumb|200px|Haitian Coat of Arms]] The Haitian Constitution of 1987 states in Article 3:
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:''The emblem of the Haitian Nation shall be a flag with the following description:''
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::'''a.''' ''Two (2) equal sized horizontal bands: a blue one on top and a red one underneath;''<br>
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::'''b.''' ''The coat of arms of the Republic are: a Palette surmounted by the liberty cap, and under the palms a trophy with the legend:
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::In Union there is Strength'' [L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE]
  
  
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==Reference==
 
==Reference==
 
* {{Haiti A Slave Revolution}}
 
* {{Haiti A Slave Revolution}}
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* Georgetown University: [http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/ Political Database of the Americas]: [http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Constitutions/Haiti/haiti.html La République d'Haïti Constitutions/ Republic of Haiti Constitutions]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht-hist.html Haiti - Historical Flags ]<br>
 
* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht-hist.html Haiti - Historical Flags ]<br>
 
* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht.html Haiti]
 
* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht.html Haiti]
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[[Category:Glossary]]

Revision as of 08:46, 18 January 2006

Flag of the Republic of Haiti

Flag of Haiti
Catherine Flon on ten gourdes note, sewing the flag
The Haitian Flag in it's current form was adopted on February 17, 1986. The first red and blue flag was sewn by Catherine Flon on May 18, 1803, during the Congress of Arcahaie, under instructions of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Dessalines is said to have asked to remove the white of the French flag, which led to the red and blue design. The coat of arms in the center carries the words: "L'Union fait la force" (transl. unity makes strong). Initially the flag had the inscription: Liberté ou la Mort (Liberty or Death).

Design of the Flag

Haitian Coat of Arms
The Haitian Constitution of 1987 states in Article 3:
The emblem of the Haitian Nation shall be a flag with the following description:
a. Two (2) equal sized horizontal bands: a blue one on top and a red one underneath;
b. The coat of arms of the Republic are: a Palette surmounted by the liberty cap, and under the palms a trophy with the legend:
In Union there is Strength [L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE]


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Reference

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