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FIAV 011000.svg National flag (used as state and military flag). Flag ratio: 3:5

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon independence from Great Britain on 31 August 1962. In blazons, the flag is Gules, a bend Sable fimbriated Argent.


The flag of Trinidad and Tobago flying at the San Fernando Hill, San Fernando

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.[1]

Other flags

FIAV 000110.svg Civil and state ensign. Flag ratio: 1:2
FIAV 000001.svg Naval ensign. Flag ratio: 1:2
Prime Minister's Standard

The civil ensign is the national flag in a 1:2 ratio. The naval ensign (used by coast guard vessels) is a British white ensign with the national flag in the canton.

The flag was chosen by the Independence committee in 1962. Red, black and white symbolize fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality).[2]

Colonial flag

Prior to independence in 1962 Trinidad and Tobago used a British blue ensign defaced with a circular badge depicting a ship arriving in front of a mountain.

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