About Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

By : | 1 Comment | On : June 13, 2012 | Category : Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas, the exploitation of Map of Trinidad and Tobagowhich dominates its economy.

Inhabited mostly by people of African and Indian descent, the two-island state enjoys a per capita income well above the average for Latin America. Natural gas – much of it exported to the US – is expected to overtake oil as its main source of revenue.

             

  • Full name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2010)
  • Capital: Port of Spain
  • Area: 5,128 sq km (1,980 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Trinidad and Tobago dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, chemicals
  • GNI per capita: US $15,380 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .tt
  • International dialling code: +1868

 

  1. posted by CuisineChef on June 15, 2012

    Very comprehensive & informative.

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