Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of
1,226,383, making it the 15
8th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Port-of -Spain with a total population
of 330,000. The country encompasses 5,128 square kilometers making it the 17
4th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

President George Maxwell Richards is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through an electoral college
comprised of the Senate and The House of Representatives and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second
term.  Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through
appointment by the President as the leader of the majority party in the House of Representatives and holds that position for
five years. Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of
August 1976.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Hindi, French, Spanish and Chinese. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic, Hindu, Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, Muslim, Seventh Day Adventist, other Christian and other
faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 4 AM, 8 FM and 6 Television stations.

Major geographical features are El Cerro del Aripo, its highest point at 940 meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Caribbean Sea, which measures 365 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food
processing, cement, beverage and cotton textiles. Its official currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago is famous as the birthplace of calypso
music and the development of the acoustic musical instrument, the steel pan.
Cottage near El Cerro
del Aripo on Trinidad-
Trinidad and Tobago's
highest point
Pigeon Point on
Trinidad
Manzanilla Beach on
Tobago
Pitch Lake on
Trinidad- the world's
largest natural
reservoir of asphalt
Port-of-Spain- Trinidad
and Tobago's capital
and largest city
Scarborough on
Tobago
Tobago Cays on the
Caribbean Sea-
Trinidad and Tobago's
lowest point
Trinidad and Tobago
children
Sugar cane crop
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Updated 30 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.5% (2009 est.)

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Canaan Point on the
southwest tip of
Tobago
Chacachacare Island
in the Bocas del
Dragons (Dragon's
Mouth) Channel on the
border of Venezuela
Charlotteville on
Tobago- Trinidad and
Tobago's
northernmost point
Delaford on Tobago-
Trinidad and Tobago's
easternmost point
Galera Point on the
northeasternmost tip
Trinidadian and  
Tobagonian girl in
traditional dress
Icacos Point on
Trinidad- Trinidad and
Tobago's southern
and westernmost point
Trinidadian and  
Tobagonian women in
Carnival dress
Pepperpot a favorite
dish of Trinidad and
Tobago made of cow's
tail and cassava
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Venezuela's Orinoco
River meeting the
Serpent's Mouth Strait
Columbus Bay