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Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago
Ratio 3:5
Adoption 1962
Design A red field with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist-side to the lower fly-side. [0]
Colors
#DA1A35
#000000
#FFFFFF

History

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. [0]

Meaning

Red, black and white symbolize fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality). [0]