Trinidad and Tobago

Map of Trinidad and Tobago
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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American state of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. It also shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast and Guyana to the southeast. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometers and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the population. The nation lies outside the hurricane belt. Officially Trinidadians or Tobagonians, the people from Trinidad and Tobago are often informally referred to as Trinbagonians or Trinis . Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is a primarily industrialised country whose economy is based on petroleum and petrochemicals. Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its pre-Lenten Carnival and as the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

Established
1962-08-31
Joined Commonwealth
1962
Capital City
Port of Spain
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Trinidadian, Tobagonian
Country motto
"Together we aspire, together we achieve"
Size
1978 square miles.
Population
1,229,953
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
207.8 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 47)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$24190000000 (World ranking:114)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.833 (World ranking:59)
Currency Code
TTD
Country calling code
1-868
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Trinidad and Tobago Final Communique
8 years 35 weeks ago
Blog entry CYF7 - Communique
9 years 1 week ago
Blog entry Commonwealth Youth Forum Fact Sheet
9 years 3 weeks ago

Delegates will be arriving for the Commonwealth Youth Forum today.

You can find out more about the Forum from this fact sheet on the CHOGM website.

You can find a copy of the text below:

Project Newham Youth Steel Band
9 years 11 weeks ago

This a new exchange. This exchange will bring two steel bands together. They will explore the heritage of the Steelpan and the customs and culture of the Carnival.

Blog entry Planning is underway
9 years 39 weeks ago

The 2009 Commonwealth Youth Forum is about to start in two days. The final planning is under way and led by the international youth planing team which is constituted of youth from all the regions of the Commonwealth joined by the local team from T&T. This is expected to be an exciting forum during which the youth are expected to come up with a communique to be presented to the heads of government.

Sammy and Ival