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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Location two islands just off the coast of Venezuela

location of Trinidad and Tobago

map of Trinidad and Tobago

Total Area 1,980 sq mi (5,128 sq km)
Total Coastline
292 mi (470 km)
Highest Point El Cero del Airpo; 3,085 ft (940 m)
Lowest Point
sea level
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, asphalt

Population (2015 est) 1,222,363
Nationality
Trinidadian, Tobagonian
Largest Cities
Port of Spain
Ethnic Groups East Indian, African, mixed
Languages
English (official), Caribbean Hindustani, French, Spanish, Chinese
Religions
Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Muslim

Capital Port of Spain
Form of Government parliamentary democracy
Present Constitution Adopted
1976
Chief of State
President Anthony Carmona (since March 18, 2013)
Head of Government
Prime Minister Keith Rowley (since September 9, 2015)
Cabinet Cabinet appointed from among members of Parliament
Legislature
bicameral Parliament
Judiciary
Supreme Court of the Judicature
Local Administration
9 regions, 3 boroughs, 2 cities, 1 ward

Unit of Currency dollar
Per Capita Income
$32,800
Principal Industries
petroleum and petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, beverages, food processing, cement, cotton textiles
Agricultural Products
cocoa, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables, sugar; poultry
Principal Exports
petroleum and petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, beverages, cereal and cereal products, sugar, cocoa, coffee, citrus fruit, vegetables, flowers
Principal Imports
mineral fuels, lubricants, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals, live animals

Independence from the United Kingdom Achieved August 31, 1962
National Holiday Independence Day; August 31
Flag
the colors represent the elements of earth, water, and fire; black stands for the wealth of the land and the dedication of the people; white symbolizes the sea surrounding the islands, the purity of the country's aspirations, and equality; red symbolizes the warmth and energy of the sun, the vitality of the land, and the courage and friendliness of its people

flag of Trinidad and Tobago

SEE ALSO
Venezuela

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