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Destination Trinidad and Tobago, a virtual travel guide to the twin island republic. This page aims to give you a broad overview of Trinidad and Tobago's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this Caribbean island nation, e.g.: official government web sites of Trinidad and Tobago, domestic airports, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Trinidad and Tobago.

Tobago
Tobago © visittnt.com
 

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Country Profile


Trinidad and Tobago Flag
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Background:
The islands came under British control in the 19th century; independence was granted in 1962.
The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing.
Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

related countries: United Kingdom

close to: Venezuela
 
where in the world is Trinidad and Tobago

Official Name:
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
short form: Trinidad and Tobago

ISO Country Code: tt

Time:
Time Zone: EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Sun-Dec-21  21:20

Country Calling Code: +1 868

Capital City: Port of Spain (metropolitan pop. 300 000)

Other Cities: San Fernando, Arima, Chaguanas (Trinidad); Scarborough (Tobago).

Government:
Type: Parliamentary Democracy.
Independence: 31 August 1962 (from UK).
Present constitution: 31 August 1976.

Geography:
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela.
Area: 5,130 kmĀ² (1,980 sq. mi.).
Terrain: Plains and low mountains.

Climate: Tropical; rainy season (June through December).

People:
Nationality: Trinidadian(s) and Tobagonian(s).
Population: 1.3 million (2010)
Ethnic groups: African 40%, East Indian 40%, mixed 14%, European 1%, Chinese 1%.
Religions: Christians 60%, Hindu 24%, Muslim 6%, other 10%.
Languages: English.
Literacy: 98%

Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas.

Agriculture products: Cocoa, sugarcane, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables; poultry.

Industries: Petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food processing, cement, beverage, cotton textiles.

Exports partners: USA 66.7%, Jamaica 5.7%, France 3.5% (2004)

Imports partners: USA 24.6%, Venezuela 12%, Germany 10.8%, Spain 7%, Italy 5.5%, Brazil 5% (2004)

Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)

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Official Sites of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago
The Offical Government Site.

Trinidad & Tobago Parliament
Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister
Official site of the Prime Minister's office.


Diplomatic Missions
Trinidad & Tobago High Commission - Ottawa, Canada
Trinidad and Tobago Missions in The United States
Address list of T&T Missions in the U.S.
Passport, Visa and other Consular Services
Downloadable Forms.
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements for T&T.


Maps
Map of Trinidad and Tobago
Political map of Trinidad and Tobago.
Map of Trinidad
Map of the island of Trinidad.
Map of Tobago
Map of the island of Tobago.
Google Earth Google Earth Trinidad and Tobago
Searchable map and satellite view of Trinidad and Tobago.
Google Earth Google Earth Port of Spain
Searchable map and satellite view of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city.

Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean. 

Trinidad and Tobago
Tobago Beach
   

News

Newsday
News magazine.
Trinidad and Tobago Express
News from Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad Guardian
Hompage of the Trinidad newspaper.
 

 

Arts & Culture

Amon Hotep - The Order of the Self
About social and spiritual development - Trinidad & Tobago.

Trinicenter
Trinidad & Tobago News & Views.
Trinisoca.com
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and Cultural Center.
TriniView
The Cultural Center of Trinidad and Tobago online.

Music
The Calypso Tent
From Calypso Pioneers to current Calypsonians.
Pan Trinbago
Official website of World Governing Body for Pan dedicated to the promotion and development of the steelpan and pannists worldwide.
When Steel Talks
Steel Pan In Trinidad, Steelband Panorama 2005.
 
Trinidad Steelband
Steelband © visittnt.com
 

Business & Economy

Trinidad and Tobago is the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas, and has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses. Tourism is a growing sector. The economy benefits from low inflation and a growing trade surplus.

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Official site of the Central Bank.
Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange
T&T's Stock Exchange.

Investing in Trinidad and Tobago
Information on Investing by the Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (TIDCO).

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Official site of the chamber.

Who's Who In Trinidad and Tobago Business
Business directory of industries, businesses and leading business personalities in T&T.


Transportation
Airline
BWIA West Indian Airways
Trinidad and Tobago's national airline, connects many Caribbean islands with North America, South America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Airport
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Port
The Port of Port-of-Spain
The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
 
 

Destination Trinidad and Tobago - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Trinidad and Tobago: San Fernando, Arima, Chaguanas, Scarborough, Arnos Vale, Les Coteaux, Providence, Pitch Lake, El Cerro del Aripo.
Accommodation, hotels, attractions, carnival, panorama, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, hiking, cruising, diving, windsurfing, sport fishing, tours and much more.

VisitTNT
The Official Website of Trinidad and Tobago Tourism with general information about the islands.

Discover Trinidad & Tobago
Comprehensive guide to the Carribbian islands of Trinidad & Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago
The world's first T&T webpage, a snapshot of the early days of the web.
Tour of Historic Tobago
Rediscover old Tobago.

Hotels, Restaurants
Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association
Accommodation, hotels, restaurants and more travel related information.

Certified Tour Operators
Trinidad & Tobago Sightseeing Tours
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Yes Tourism
Crown Point, Tobago.

City-Guide
Port-of-Spain
Port-of-Spain City Corporation.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival
Carnival Trinidad and Tobago © visittnt.com

Education

National Library Information System
Trinidad and Tobago Library services.
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine Trinidad.
 
 

Environment T&T

Rainforest, Wetlands and Mangrove, Tropical Wildlife, Coral Reefs.
Government Institutions
Institute of Marine Affairs
Institute for fundamental and applied research in marine affairs to ensure the sustainable use of the natural resources of Trinidad and Tobago.
Environmental Management Authority (EMA)
Official website of the Authority with information about its function.

Non Governmental
Environment Tobago
Tobago´s first conservation organisation.
Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club
TTFNC is a society for study of natural history, conservation of nature and natural resources.
 
 

History

Trinidad & Tobago - A brief New-World History
History of T&T from discovery until today.
pantrinbago
History of Trinidad & Tobago the multiracial country.
 
 

indigenous peoples 

Indigenous Peoples

Santa Rosa Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad
The Official Community Website.
Amerindians of Trinidad and Tobago
Carib People of Trinidad and the Antilles.
The First Nations of Trinidad & Tobago

The Santa Rosa Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad.
 
 

Search

The Trinidad and Tobago Web Directory
Trinidad and Tobago Index.


Additional Information on Trinidad and Tobago

BBC News Country Profile: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago - LANIC
Latin American Network Information Center about T&T.
Governments on the WWW: Trinidad and Tobago
Open Directory Project: Trinidad and Tobago
Wikipedia: Trinidad and Tobago
The World Factbook -- Trinidad and Tobago
 
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