Ten fun facts about Trinidad and Tobago


Fact 1
Trinidad and Tobago are two separate islands but are treated as one single country.

Fact 2
Port of Spain is the capital of Trinidad while Scarborough is the capital city of Tobago.

Fact 3
The climate is moderated by constant trade winds which keep the average temperature around 86 - 89⁰F during the day and about 72 -74⁰F at night. The rainy season is from June to December with high occurrences of drought during the dry season.


Fact 4
The currency is the Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD).

Fact 5
Trinidad & Tobago gained independence in 1962. The literacy rate is higher than that of the U.S. at 98%.

Fact 6
Trinidad & Tobago is a multi-cultural democracy with people of India, African, French, Dutch and Asian ancestry.

Fact 7
English is the official language while Spanish, Hindi, Creole, Chinese Arabic and French are recognized as regional languages.

Fact 8
Trinidad & Tobago is a multi-religions nation with Roman Catholics and Hindus being the largest religions groups and Muslims, Anglicans, Presbyterians and Methodists among the smaller faiths.

Fact 9
Major industries are mainly petroleum, tourism, food processing, chemicals, cement, cotton textiles and beverages. Agriculture is mainly vegetables, rice, cocoa, citrus, poultry and coffee.

Fact 10
They export petroleum and petroleum products, fertilizes, steel products, chemicals, sugar, coffee, flowers, cocoa and citrus. Imports are machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, live animals and food.


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Short about Trinidad and Tobago
Is located on the southernmost corner of the Caribbean Sea and lies northeast of Venezuela amd Guyana, just south of Grenada and Barbados.


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