Trinidad and Tobago Facts and History

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Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
National Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Interesting facts about Trinidad and Tobago

  • Official Name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with two legislative houses (Senate [311]; House of Representatives [42])
  • President: Paula-Mae Weekes
  • Prime Minister: Keith Rowley
  • GDP: 24.27 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Port of Spain
  • Population: 1.395 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: English
  • Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
  • Timezone: GMT+4
  • Area: 5,131 km²
  • Dialing Code: +868
  • Major Mountain Ranges: El Cerro del Aripo,El Tucuche
  • Major Rivers: Cook River,Bacolet,Hillsborough
  • Continent: South America
  • Border Countries: Trinidad and Tobago – sovereign island nation located in the Lesser Antilles Archipelago in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Trinidad and Tobago lies northeast of Venezuela and south of the island nation of Grenada. It also shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast and Guyana to the southeast.

Map of Trinidad and Tobago

National Symbols of Trinidad and Tobago

  • National Bird: Scarlet Ibis
  • National Anthem: “Forged from the Love of Liberty”
  • National Animal: Cocrico
  • National Flower: Chaconia
  • National Poet: Paul Keens-Douglas
  • National Game: football