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)