Trinidad and Tobago

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  • Name: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Capital City: Port of Spain (45,300 pop.)
  • Trinidad & Tobago Population: 1,225,225 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
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    Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
  • Ethnicity: Indian (South Asian) 40%, African 37.5%, mixed 20.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.8% (2000 census)
  • GDP total: $27.12 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $20,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish, Chinese
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Chaguanas, Mon Repos, San Fernando, Port-of-Spain, Arima, Marabella, Point Fortin, Tunapuna, Scarborough, Sangre Grande
  • Name: Trinidad's name comes from Christopher Columbus, who visited the island on his third voyage to the New World. He saw what appeared to him as a trinity of hills along the southeastern coast.

    Tobago's name is historically thought to have come from the word tobacco.
  • National Day: August 31
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 26%, Hindu 22.5%, Anglican 7.8%, Baptist 7.2%, Pentecostal 6.8%, Muslim 5.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 5.8%, other 10.8%, unspecified 1.4%, none 1.9% (2000 census)
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