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Trinidad and Tobago

Official English Name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Common English Name: Trinidad and Tobago

Capital: Port of Spain

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (West, South, and North)
Atlantic Ocean (East)
TOTAL AREA
5,128 km2 (100% Land, 0% Water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
362 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Mostly plains
Some hills
HIGHEST POINT
El Cerro del Aripo (940 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Asphalt
DEMONYM
Trinidadian
Tobagonian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1
East Indian (35.4%)
African (34.2%)
Mixed (23.0%)
White (0.6%)
Chinese (0.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Caribbean Hindustani
French
Spanish
Chinese
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (32.1%)
Roman Catholic (21.6%)
Hindu (18.2%)
Muslim (5%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.5%)
POPULATION
1,220,479
LARGEST CITY
Chaguanas (83,516)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Anthony Carmona
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Keith Rowley
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
9 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
31 August 1962 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Scarlet ibis
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Forged from the Love of Liberty
GDP PER CAPITA
$30,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Trinidad & Tobago Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $6.77 (TTD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.tt
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (868)

Trinidad and Tobago’s culture has influences from Great Britain, France, Africa, India, and China.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/td.html (Majority of information)

https://guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/story/2011_DemographicReport.pdf (Ethnic, religious, and city population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 24 December 2016

16.2% of respondents in the 2011 census refused to state their ethnic background.