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Phrases that describe this wonderful paradise island:
  • land of the hummingbirds
  • land of the steelband and calypso
  • the birthplace of the limbo
  • home of the greatest festival on earth...Trinidad & Tobago carnival


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    Trinidad....the main island

    Official Name
    Republic of Trinidad
    Capital
    Port-of-Spain
    Nationality
    Citizen of Trinidad, Trinidadian(s)
    Official Language
    English
    Total Population
    1,300,000
    Location
    Latitude 10 1/2°N, Longitude 61 1/2° W
    Physical Area
    Measures 37 miles (60 km) by 50 miles (80 km)
    Total Area
    1864m2 (4828km2)
    Highest Point
    Along the Northern Coast Range 940m (3,085 feet)
    Trinidad map
     
     

    Tobago....the sister island

    Tobago map Official Name
    Republic of Tobago
    Capital
    Scarborough
    Nationality
    Citizen of Tobago, Tobagonian(s)
    Official Language
    English
    Total Population
    54,000
    Location
    Latitude 11°N, Longitude 60°W
    Physical Area
    Measures 26 miles (42 km) by 7miles (10 km)
    Total Area
    116m2 (300km2)
    Highest Point
    Central Spine of Hills 549m (1,860 feet)
     
     

    Other Facts

    Currency
    Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT$)
    Time Zone
    EST +1; GMT -4

    Ethnic Divisions
    The people are comprised of about forty percent African, forty percent East Indian, and the remainder being of European, Chinese, or mixed descent.

    Climate
    The average temperature is about 30°C (89°F).

    Trinidad
    is separated from Venezuela by the straits of the Gulf of Paria which is seven (7) miles (11km)

    Trinidad
    is separated from Tobago by the Caribbean Sea which is twenty-one (21) miles (33km).

    Tobago
    Tobago, when it's known at all, is most definitely known for its beaches. From the populous, vendor-lined Store Bay, plus Pigeon Point and Sandy Point in the west near the airport, to the Windward Coast's remote Speyside and Batteaux Bay, the island's beaches have got variety (pink sand, giant turtles) and, thanks to hotels (mostly of small to medium size) facilities.

    Tobago
    Everyone takes a boat from Buccoo to the Nylon Pool, so named after Princess Margaret, who, on her honeymoon, announced the color was so crazy-blue it looked like nylon (okay, so she wasn't the world's greatest romantic).

    Scarborough, Tobago
    Tobago's capital, Scarborough, is hilly and walkable from end to end in an hour. There are busy docks and a daily market, stores, and bars, but you feel it's all more for the residents than the visitors—though you're certainly welcome to share. Climb at dusk up to Fort King George, built by the British, to take in the total dearth of neon and high-rises and breathe it all in. It may not last.

    La Brea, Trinidad
    The town of La Brea in southwestern Trinidad was the first town in the Caribbean to have electric street lights.





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