Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring calypso and soca music. Numerous bird species inhabit sanctuaries such as the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.
Languages: English (official), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish, Chinese
Ethnic Groups: Indian (South Asian) 40%, African 37.5%, mixed 20.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.8%
Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 26%, Hindu 22.5%, Anglican 7.8%, Baptist 7.2%, Pentecostal 6.8%, Muslim 5.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 5.8%, other 10.8%, unspecified 1.4%, none 1.9%
Population: 1.36 million people (World Rank: 155th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 687 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 54th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.321 %/yr (World Rank: 182nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 69.9 years (World Rank: 153rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 31.9 years (World Rank: 65th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Trinidad and Tabago
Embassy of Trinidad and Tabago
in Washington D.C.
Government of Trinidad and Tabago Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for Trinidad and Tabago