Turks and Caicos Islands Flag Colors & Meaning

Turks and Caicos Islands flag
Color Palette
Blue#0121691, 33, 10599, 69, 0, 59
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19
Yellow#FCD116252, 209, 220, 17, 91, 1

The flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands features a vivid backdrop of dark blue, symbolizing the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the islands. A British Union Jack occupies the canton, highlighting the islands’ status as a British Overseas Territory. To the right, the flag’s central emblem showcases a yellow conch shell, a spiny lobster, and a Turks Head cactus, each depicted in natural colors and set against a white shield. These elements collectively emphasize the local wildlife and flora, underscoring the islands’ natural resources and ecological diversity. The conch shell represents the marine life and the islands’ fishing industry, while the lobster points to another significant aspect of the local economy. The cactus stands for the indigenous vegetation found on the arid, less inhabited islands, completing a flag rich in symbolic representations of the territory’s environment and economic mainstays.