Monday, October 22, 2012

Bajo Nuevo Bank Flag

Here is a flag for Bajo Nuevo Bank.  "Little Lower Bank" island is in middle of Caribbean, closest to the North American Continent.  Currently the United States has a glimmer of hope of making this tiny of tiny islands a part of the USA.  It was claimed for the USA on November 22, 1869 under the Guano Act
The colours of this flag stem the from original colours of the Netherlands which included a blue, white and orange pattern - since the Dutch first charted these little specks of land in 1634.  The two white stripes represent the two 'large' atolls.  The orange triangle represents a drawing compass.   

Right now its national sovereignty is a kin to Antarctica.  The contenders for ownership include the USA, Jamaica, Colombia, and Nicaragua. 

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