The flag of Trinidad and Tobago – the symbol of the twin islands country situated on the southeastern West Indies.
The flag of Trinidad and Tobago consists of a black diagonal with the white borders, and a red field as a background. The colors of the flag are highly symbolic. Thus, black represents the dedication of the united people, the wealth of the country, strength, and the unity of goals. Red color stands for vitality and people’s warmth to each other. White color symbolizes the sea, the purity of desires, and the equality of men and women under the sun. Furthermore, these colors represent Earth, Water, and Fire as well as the past, present, and future of the country which are associated by its people with the black, white, and red.
The flag was designed after the country got its independence. The author of the flag was the local artist whose name was Carlisle Chang (1921-2001). The symbol was officially adopted on 31 August 1962.