The island of Trinidad is located 6.8 miles off the northern coast of South America. Geographically the island is part of South America, however, culturally, it is considered the southernmost point of the Caribbean islands.
With an area of 1,841 sq miles, Trinidad is significantly larger than its sister island Tobago and has a much larger population – nearly 1.4 million versus Tobago’s population of a little over 62,000. Trinidad also has a much more industrialized and diversified economy than neighbouring Tobago with a strong energy sector, industry and agriculture.
Capital: Trinidad – Port of Spain
Climate: Average Temp. High - 31°C (31°F) Average Low - 21°C (69°F)
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$)
Attractions / Annual Events:
Caroni Swamp and Bird Sanctuary Asa Wright Nature Centre Maracas Bay Beach Las Cuevas Beach The Queens Park Savannah The National Theatre of Performing Arts Brian Lara Promenade | Panorama Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Divali
Trinidad and Tobago is the third wealthiest country in the Caribbean as well as the fourth-richest country by GDP (PPP) per capita in the Americas.
Calypso music and the steelpan/drum musical instrument originated in Trinidad
The national carnival as originated in Trinidad is also celebrated in cities worldwide including Toronto's Caribana, the Miami Carnival, Houston Carifest, London's Notting Hill Carnival, as well as New York City's Labor Day Carnival.