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Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago
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Name

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Flag of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The Sun-Sea-Sand Banner

Use

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This page is a soft redirect. National flag

Proportion

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Adopted

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Design

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This page is a soft redirect. Red with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side

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Variant flag of Trinidad and Tobago
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This page is a soft redirect. Civil ensign of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Use

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This page is a soft redirect. Civil and state ensign

Proportion

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Design

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Variant flag of Trinidad and Tobago
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This page is a soft redirect. Naval ensign of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Use

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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).[1]

Design

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.

Construction

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The flag of Trinidad and Tobago flying at the San Fernando Hill, San Fernando in July 2009.

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.[2]

Other flags

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.

British colonial flag

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

Similar flags

See also

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