- Trinidad and Tobago is a nation of two islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.
- Its nearest countries are Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the north, Barbados to the northeast and Venezuela to the south and west.
- This beautiful country has an area of 1,980 square miles (5,128 square kilometres), 94% of which is made up by Trinidad.
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
- Trinidad and Tobago’s population was 1.39 million in 2018.
- The capital is called Port of Spain; it covers an area of just 5.2 square miles (13.4 square kilometres) and has a population of 37,074 (2011).
- The terrain here is mostly flat plains, with some hills and low mountains.
- To call your friends, make sure you use the international dialling code for Trinidad and Tobago which is +1868.
- To set sail on an adventure of a lifetime, the coordinates of Trinidad and Tobago are 10.6667° N, 61.5617°
- Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a tropical climate with a rainy season from June to December.
- The name ‘Tobago’ allegedly comes from the islands resemblance to a tobacco pipe often used by locals!
- Tobago boasts the oldest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere, which has been protected since 1776!
- The average life expectancy here is 73.24 happy years (2017).
- The official currency here is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar.
- Trinidad is not only home to the largest carnival in the Caribbean, but it’s also where the ‘limbo dance’ originated from!
- Despite its location, English is the official language of Trinidad and Tobago, although regional Creole dialects are also spoken.
- The steel pan drum originates from Trinidad and Tobago and is the centre of much of its music.
Maracas Bay, Trinidad and Tobago
- Trinidad Island is home to Pitch Lake, the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt. It covers an incredible 99 acres!
- Trinidad and Tobago grows cacao, rice, citrus fruits and sugarcane and rears poultry.
- The country’s industry consists of chemicals, petroleum, tourism and food processing.
- Trinidad and Tobago exports chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, steel products and fertiliser.
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