Trinidad and Tobago
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a nation in the south Caribbean Sea. It is 11 km (7 miles) away from Venezuela. The country has two bigger islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and many smaller islands. The capital is Port-of-Spain. The country has about 1,262,366 people in it.
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
|Motto: "Together we aspire, together we achieve"|
|Anthem: Forged from the Love of Liberty|
|Capital||Port of Spain|
|Ethnic groups||37.5% Africans|
40% Indian (South Asian)
20.5% mixed (Venezuelans, Spaniards, French Creoles, Portuguese, Chinese, Britons, Lebanese, Syrians, Caribs)
|House of Representatives|
• from the United Kingdom
|31 August 1962|
|1 August 1976|
|5,131 km2 (1,981 sq mi) (171st)|
• Water (%)
• July 2011 estimate
|254.4/km2 (658.9/sq mi) (48th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2010 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2010)|| 0.736|
high · 59th
|Currency||Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)|
|ISO 3166 code||TT|
Trinidad and Tobago received independence from the United Kingdom on August 31, 1962. Before that, it was ruled by the U.K. Right now, the head of state (person who is in charge of the country) is Ms Paula-Mae Weekes. The head of government (person who is in charge of the government) are Prime Minister Keith Rowley and President Paula-Mae Weekes.
Trinidad and Tobago is very diverse. It has people of many different races and religions. There are people who are children of Africans, Europeans, Arabs, Indians, and Chinese who moved to the islands a long time ago. The biggest religions in the country are Christianity and Hinduism. There are also Islam and African religions in the country. Trinidad and Tobago was home to the indigenous Caribs.
The country has some natural gas beneath the ground and underwater in the ocean. Natural gas is a liquid that makes machines work and heats houses. Also, many people called tourists visit the islands. They take pictures and learn about the islands.
The population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1.17 million as of (2002). The ethnic groups of the population are:
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