The Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands features a blue ensign with the Union Jack in the canton and the coat of arms of the Turks and Caicos Islands on the fly side. The shield of the coat of arms displays a conch shell, a lobster, and a cactus, all of which are symbols significant to the islands. The blue field of the flag represents the Caribbean Sea.

The Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands

History

The flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands was adopted on November 7, 1968. Before this, as a British colony, the islands used the British Blue Ensign with the Union Jack occupying a quarter of the field at the hoist and a badge or seal specific to the colony in the fly part of the flag. The introduction of the current flag accompanied changes in the government and administrative status of the islands. The coat of arms, featured on the flag, was granted in 1965 and symbolizes various aspects of the islands' economy and environment. The flag has remained unchanged since its adoption and symbolizes the islands' colonial heritage as well as its own unique identity within the Caribbean.