Trinidad and Tobago Overview

Country Profile

Trinidad and Tobago cover a combined area of 5,128 square kilometers and has a population of 1.28 million, 40% of whom are Indians, 39.6% are black, with the rest European, Chinese, Arab, of mixed heritage. Residents are Roman Catholic or Hindu, and English is the official language. The currency is the dollar, and the capital is the Port of Spain.

Trinidad and Tobago Flag

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago is red, black, and white. Red symbolizes the life and vitality of the state and people, black symbolizes strength, unity, the country’s wealth, and the dedication of the people, and white symbolizes the country’s future and the ocean.

Trinidad and Tobago Country Flag

History Summary

Trinidad was originally inhabited by Arawak Indians. In 1498, after the island was discovered by Columbus, it became the property of Spain. In 1781 it was occupied by France, and in 1802, under the Treaty of Amiens, it was assigned to the United Kingdom. Tobago experienced a similarly tumultuous colonization, with the Netherlands, France, and Britain repeatedly contending for it. In 1812, under the Treaty of Paris, it became a British colony. On August 31, 1962, the two islands achieved joint independence, and on August 1, 1976, became a Republic and joined the Commonwealth.

Economy and Culture Overview

Trinidad and hummingbirds because it is abundant bird of paradise, called the “bird of paradise paradise” and “hummingbird of the town.” Hummingbirds are small birds found in South America, and are the national bird of the islands. Tobago is said to be the inspiration of the famous novel Robinson Crusoe.
Trinidad Diego is the world’s largest natural asphalt origin. Natural Asphalt in the industry wide use.

Total Pitch Lake

The sites located in the southwest area of Trinidad, covering an area of about 47 square kilometers and reaching a maximum depth of about 90 meters. It contains a total of about 10 million tons of asphalt, and is the world’s largest natural asphalt mine. Exhaust gas stream and lake asphalt slurry, known as “Lake’s mother.” Asphalt texture fine, the “Sleeve” reputation. According to scientific research, thousands of years ago the Pitch Lake would have been beneath the sea. The remains of a large number of tiny marine creatures would have broken down in the seabed, forming asphalt.

Trinidad and Tobago Map

Trinidad and Tobago Map

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