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Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

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The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom on August 31, 1962. The flag was chosen by the independence committee of 1962. Red, black and white symbolize fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality).

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago is red with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side. In blazon, Gules, a bend Sable fimbriated Argent.

The width of the white stripes is 1/30 of the flag length and the width of the black stripe is 2/15. The total width of the three stripes together is therefore 1/5 of the length.


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Flags.

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