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The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was accepted upon individuality from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962. Designed by Carlisle Chang (1921–2001), the flag of Trinidad and Tobago was selected by the independence committee of 1962. Trinidad and Tobago Flag has red, black and white colors. These colors symbolize fire, courage, Earth, and water. Fire and courage is from Sun, dedication from Earth, and water representing purity and equality).

The Flag of Trinidad and Tobago has red field with a white-edged black diagonal stripe from the top hoist side to the bottom fly-side.

History of Trinidad and Tobago Flag

As a British colony, Trinidad and Tobago showed both the Union Jack and the British Blue Flag with a superior badge. Exactly, Trinidad was approved a shield representing a British ship awarding in harbor above a ribbon with the Latin motto. Neither of these ciphers was suitable for the new nation, whose independence was attained at midnight (12:00 AM) on August 31, 1962. Therefore, a committee had been recognized on the previous day of May in 1962 to select a new state flag for Trinidad and Tobago.

Their selection, assumed on June 28 and permitted by the College of Arms two weeks later, was formally hoisted for the first time on Independence Day and is quiet in use. It is a sole design with a diagonal stripe and opposing colors. Earth, water, and fire as well as the past, present, and future of the republic were related with the black, white, and red of the design. In addition, black was understood as a symbol of devotion to unity, strength, and drive. The white recalled the sea marrying the two main islands of the nation, the parity of the persons, and the cleanliness of their ambitions. Red suggested the energy and warmth of the sun, the energy of the people and state, and the sociability and courage of the populations. No direct clarification was given for the slanting stripe, but it was distinguishing of the imaginative new designs that the Caribbean was to crop in national flags over the next two periods.

Trinidad and Tobago Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The colors of the flag completely give tribute to land and the mother natures. Sun and Earth are the two resources that provide us energy and patience. A human life needs fire, courage, land, water, purity and equality to sustain a powerful life. The flag of Trinidad and Tobago defines the meaning in its colors.

About Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are islands situated near to Venezuelan territory. These two islands are the nation of West Indies. The population of the country is 1.8 million. The population density is 268 people 266 sq. Km.

The island countries have unitary parliamentary constitutional republic. The official language of Trinidad and Tobago is English and the currency is Dollar. Trinidad and Tobago comprises of two letters Trinidad and Tobago code i.e. TT and its three letters Trinidad and Tobago code is TTO and in digits it is 780. The calling code is +1-868 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Trinidad and Tobago is UTC -4 hours.

Being a parliamentary constitution republic, Trinidad and Tobago comprises a total of 9 regions and 5 municipalities.

Trinidad and Tobago Country Information

Country Trinidad and Tobago
Continent North America
Official Languages English
Capital Port-of-Spain
Currency Trinidad and Tobago dollar $ (TTD)

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Trinidad and Tobago Time Zones

CET UTC-04:00
CEST UTC-04:00

Trinidad and Tobago Codes

Internet TLD TT
Three-letter country code TTO
Three-digit country code 780
Calling code +1868