Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTT, TTO, 780
Official NameRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean)
CapitalPort of Spain
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyTrinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Calling Code+1-868
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, CARICOM, OAS
PopulationApproximately 1.4 million
Total Area5,131 km²
Highest PointEl Cerro del Aripo (940 meters, 3,084 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 16,126
Life Expectancy73 years
Internet TLD.tt

Trinidad and Tobago National Anthem

Forged From The Love of Liberty

Forged from the love of liberty,
In the fires of hope and prayer,
With boundless faith in our destiny,
We solemnly declare.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Trinidad and Tobago Flag

The national flag of Trinidad and Tobago was officially adopted on August 31, 1962, to coincide with the country’s independence from Britain. The flag’s design was selected as part of a national competition and was chosen for its distinctive and unique symbolism.

The flag features a red field with a diagonal black stripe edged in white. The red represents the vitality of the land and its people, the warmth of the sun, and the courage and friendliness of its citizens. The black symbolizes the unity and strength of the people, as well as the wealth of the land. The white bands stand for the sea connecting the two main islands, the purity of the nation’s aspirations, and the equality of all people in the country.

The flag’s design is often seen as a reflection of Trinidad and Tobago’s multicultural society, comprising individuals of African, Indian, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent. It was designed by Carlisle Chang, a renowned local artist, and was intended to symbolize the newness, vitality, and spirit of the nation.

Since its adoption, the flag has become a symbol of national pride and identity. It is raised on national holidays, at international sporting events, and during cultural celebrations. The flag’s unique design sets it apart on the global stage and is a source of pride for Trinidadians and Tobagonians at home and abroad.