San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

city in Trinidad and Tobago

San Fernando is the second largest city of Trinidad and Tobago. About 50,000 people live here. It used to be a borough, but was made into a city in 1988. Pitch Lake is located here.

San Fernando
City of San Fernando
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
Nickname(s): 
Sando
Motto(s): 
Sanitas Fortis
In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength.
Location on the island of Trinidad
Location on the island of Trinidad
Coordinates: 10°17′N 61°28′W / 10.283°N 61.467°W / 10.283; -61.467Coordinates: 10°17′N 61°28′W / 10.283°N 61.467°W / 10.283; -61.467
Country Trinidad and Tobago
JurisdictionCity of San Fernando
Settled1595
Borough1853
CityNovember 18th, 1989
Named forSaint Ferdinand III of Castile
Government
 • MayorJunia Regrello
Area
 • Urban
18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • City82,997
 • Rank2nd
 • Urban
48,838
 • Urban density2,570/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
 • Metro
34,159
Demonym(s)San Fernandian
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Not Observed)
Postal Code
60xxxx, 61xxxx, 65xxxx [1]
Area code(s)+ 1 (868) 652, 653, 657, 658, 697, 831
HDI The HDI for Trinidad and Tobago is 0.814, which gives the country a rank of 19th out of 177 countries with data (2007/2008) – high

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

San Fernando has a sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "List of Postal Districts". TTPOST. TTPOST. July 29, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.

Other websitesEdit

  San Fernando travel guide from Wikivoyage