Colors and the Meaning of the Trinidad and Tobago Flag
Starting from the upper left corner of the flag, the thick black stripe, which extends to the right lower section on the fluctuating side, divides the flag in two. This black strip, which is positioned diagonally, is separated from the red triangles left on both sides by the white thin cross strips.
The red color of the flag symbolizes the warmth and energy of the sun on the country with the joy of life of the country and the people of the country. The black color represents the country’s natural wealth, as well as unity and determination, while the white color expresses the purity of the sea and national aspirations surrounding the island and the equality of all people.
History of the Trinidad and Tobago Flag
Trinidad and Tobago was a country under British rule in history. Under British control, Trinidad’s first flag was the British blue ensign. The flag was first accepted in 1875. Union Jack was found in the upper left corner of the flag and there was a coat on the right side. The badge was composed of a boat in the ocean, in the back of the mountains, and under the badge, SHE IS CONTENT TO MAKE TREATIES AND UNITE PEOPLE slogan was written. When Tobago joined together in 1889 to form Trinidad and Tobago, the rosette and the British blue ensign remained the same.
In 1962, Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from the United Kingdom and a new flag was adopted. The new flag was composed of two diagonally thin white and one black band, while the flag was red. The flag has remained unchanged since this date and continues to fluctuate in the territory of Trinidad and Tobago.
Neighboring Countries of Trinidad and Tobago
Since the country is not a neighbor to any other country, its land borders are considered as zero kilometers. However, the coastline is 362 kilometers.
Main Characteristics of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is a country in the Caribbean, consisting of two different islands, Trinidad and Tobago. The country’s currency is Trinidad and Tobago. The country is located in the northeast of Venezuela, between the Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, and the North Atlantic Ocean. The total area of the two islands is 5.128 square kilometers.
The region has a tropical climate. The land structure consists of plain and mountains. The highest point in the country is “El Cerro del Aripo” with 940 meters.
The main resources of Trinidad and Tobago are oil, natural gas, and asphalt. 15 percent of the land is suitable for agriculture, and 2 percent have pastures. 46 percent of the country is the forest. 220 square kilometers of the country can be irrigated. The country has 8,320 kilometers of road network. There is no waterway in the country. The country has 1,032 km of crude oil, 19 kilometers of petroleum products and 904 kilometers of natural gas-bearing pipelines. Pointe-a-Pierre, Point Fortin, Point Lisas, Port-of-Spain, Scarborough, and Tembladora ports are available in the country. There are 6 airports in the country.
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Calling Code||1 868|
|Capital City||Port of Spain|
|Currency||trinidad and tobago dollar (TTD)|
|Highest Point||El Cerro del Aripo (940 m)|
|Total Area||5,130 km2|