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Arima (Trinidad and Tobago)

Royal Borough of Arima

Last modified: 2021-08-25 by rob raeside
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image by Olivier Touzeau, 10 September 2017

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From Wikipedia: "The Royal Borough of Arima (population 35,000) is the fourth largest town in Trinidad and Tobago. Located 26 km (16 miles) east of the capital, Port of Spain, Arima supports the only organised indigenous community in the country, the Santa Rosa Carib Community and is the seat of the Carib Queen (currently Valentina Medina). Arima was founded in 1757 by Capuchin friars as a mission to convert the Amerindian population to Christianity. The name is reported to mean "water".
Arima petitioned Queen Victoria for municipal status as part of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. This was granted the following year and Arima became a Royal Borough on August 1, 1888. Historically the third town of Trinidad, Arima has slid into fourth position as Chaguanas has boomed into the largest town in the country."
Valentin Poposki, 1 April 2006

The Flag

The flag can be seen on a photo on the starting page's slideshow on the official Arima borough's website. I'm not certain about the colour of the cross, but according to the second photo of the slideshow it is dark blue.
Valentin Poposki, 1 April 2006

The cross of the flag looks black in the photograph but in fact it is blue (and even not dark blue, as was guessed by Valentin Poposki).
Olivier Touzeau, 10 September 2017

The Emblem

image contributed by Valentin Poposki, 8 June 2008