Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring calypso and soca music. Numerous bird species inhabit sanctuaries such as the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.

"Trinidad and Tobago ( (listen), ), officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is the southernmost island country in the Caribbean. Consisting of the main islands Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous much smaller islands, it is situated 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Grenada and 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.The island of Trinidad was inhabited for centuries by native Amerindian peoples before becoming a colony in the Spanish Empire, following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1498. Spanish governor Don José María Chacón surrendered the island to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. During the same period, the island of Tobago changed hands among Spanish, British, French, Dutch and Courlander colonisers more times than any other island in the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens as separate states and unified in 1889. Trinidad and Tobago obtained independence in 1962, becoming a republic in 1976.Trinidad and Tobago has the third highest GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP) in the Americas after the United States and Canada. It is recognised by the World Bank as a high-income economy. Unlike most Caribbean nations and territories, which rely heavily on tourism, the Trinidadian economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals; much of the nation's wealth is derived from its large reserves of oil and natural gas.Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in its large and famous Carnival, Diwali, and Hosay celebrations, as well being the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, rapso, parang, chutney, and chutney soca." Wikipedia

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Trinidad has many industrial areas due to the oil and gas industry which spoils much of its natural beauty.

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Port of Spain
1 . Port of Spain
(Trinidad Island )

The official capital city of Trinidad and Tobago located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island.

2 . Chaguaramas
(Trinidad Island )

A small town on the north-western tip of Trinidad sheltered by the Gaspar Grande island.

Maracas Bay
3 . Maracas Bay
(Trinidad Island )

A small leafy village on the northern coast of the island in a beautiful sandy beach bay.

4 . Toco
(Trinidad Island )

A small leafy town on the north-eastern tip of the island.

5 . Rampanalgas
(Trinidad Island )

A small leafy village on the north-eastern coast of the island.

Point Ligoure
6 . Point Ligoure
(Trinidad Island )

A large town on the south-eastern coast of the island with a large industrial area north of the town.

San Fernando
7 . San Fernando
(Trinidad Island )

The second largest town on the western coast of the island and the industrial capital of the country.

Saint Andrew
8 . Saint Andrew
(Trinidad Island )

An industrial town on the eastern coast of the island.

Crown Point
9 . Crown Point
(Tobago Island )

A town on the south-eastern tip of Tobago and home to the international airport.

10 . Buccoo
(Tobago Island )

A small holiday town with a rocky coastline on the south-east of the island.

11 . Plymouth
(Tobago Island )

A small town on the eastern coast of Tobago.

12 . Castara
(Tobago Island )

A leafy and popular village on the western coast of Tobago with a naturist resort and many restaurants.

13 . Charlotteville
(Tobago Island )

A small leafy village in man'o'war bay on the north-western tip of Tobago.

14 . Speyside
(Tobago Island )

A leafy village on the eastern coast of Tobago island in Tyrrel's bay overlooking Little Tobago island.

15 . Roxborough
(Tobago Island )

A small leafy town in the north of Queen's bay.

16 . Scarborough
(Tobago Island )

The capital of Tobago on the south-eastern coast of Tobago island, home to a large commercial port with a ferry terminal to Port of Spain on Trinidad island.

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