Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
|Design||A red field with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist-side to the lower fly-side. |
The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962. Designed by Carlisle Chang (1921–2001), 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).