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About Trinidad

 

Republic Day: 24th September 1976

Independence Day: 31st August 1962

Population: 1.2 Million (2011)

Area: 4,748 KM squared

Capital City: Port of Spain

Largest Settlement: Chaguanas

Timezone: GMT - 4

 

Ethnic Groups include: East Indian, African, Amerindian (Carib and Arawak), European, Chinese, Arab, Hispanic/Portuguese, Jewish

Religions include: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, Bahá'í, Buddhism, Zorastrian, Rastafarian, Amerindian Religion, Traditional African Religion, Yoruba/Trinidad Orisha, Taoism/Chinese folk religion/Confucianism

 

The island of Trinidad and Tobago is situated to the east of Venzuela. It is the last two (2) islands of the Caribbean archipelago and is a member of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago, the country, consists of both the island of Trinidad and the island of Tobago. The island is inhabited by many different races. While considered to be a third world nation, the island has progressively developed with industries, business and agriculture. The island is well known for its Carnival season and tourists are encouraged to come and experience the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.