Dominion of Trinidad and Tobago
|Trinidad and Tobago|
Motto: "Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve"
Anthem: "Forged From the Love of Liberty"
|Capital||Port of Spain|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|31 August 1962|
|1 August 1976|
|Currency||TT dollar (from 1964)|
|ISO 3166 code||TT|
Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962 and became a republic on 1 August 1976.
When British rule ended in 1962, the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 transformed the British Crown Colony of Trinidad and Tobago into an independent sovereign state, sharing its sovereign, Elizabeth II, the Queen of Trinidad and Tobago, with the other states headed by Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago.
The following governors-general held office:
Elizabeth II visited the islands in February 1966.
Following the abolition of the monarchy and the promulgation of a republic on 1 August 1976, the last governor-general, Sir Ellis Clarke, became the first President of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962, 10 & 11 Eliz. 2 c. 54
- SI 1976 No. 1914