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Trinidad and Tobago's Information

Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
Land Area 5,128 km2
Total Area 5,128km2 (#164)
Population 1,220,479 (#158)
Population Density 238.00/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $43.57 Billion
GDP Per Capita $31,900
Currency Dollar (TTD)
Largest Cities

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The dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean, due to vast oil and gas reserves. The standard of living is high, and therefore the country is not dependent upon tourism as the mainstay of its economy, unlike its neighbors to the north.

Both islands are lush with beautiful beaches, rainforests and world-class diving venues. In addition, carnival celebrations, steel bands, calypso, limbo dancing and historical sites add their charms to the mix.

Each island has its own personality. Trinidad is home to the capital city (the Port of Spain) with its modern skyscrapers, energetic pace and exciting nightlife.

Tobago is very different; the island is calm, isolated and quiet. Its startling blue waters sparkle, and the green hillsides add to its colorful palette. Tobago is home to several wildlife reserves and is a birder's paradise.

  • Electricity: 115V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: With its consistent warm weather, Trinidad and Tobago are both pleasant to visit year-round. The average daily high temperature is near 88°F (30°C), while a bit cooler at night, 74°F (23°C).

    There are two seasons: the dry season from January through May and the rainy season from June through December. The Islands receive about 40 inches of rainfall annually; mostly brief tropical showers.

    The main tourist season runs from December to April, and Carnival is the major attraction in February.

    Fortunately, Trinidad and Tobago are located outside the hurricane belt, so are not prone to hurricane damage.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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