Trinidad and Tobago
Often referred to as the twin islands of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago are situated less than 10 miles off the eastern coastline of South America. Trinidad and Tobago were granted independence from Great Britain in 1976 and 1987 respectively. Aside from the fact they are the wealthiest of all islands in the Caribbean, their main economic source is not tourism, and the adult literacy rate in terms of speaking, reading and writing in English ranks higher than that of the U.S., five things you might not know about Trinidad and Tobago are:
5 Facts You Might Not Know
The capital of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad is considered to be one of the wealthiest economies in the world. Trinidad, home to the world's largest natural gas production plant, supplies two-thirds of the natural gas used in the United States. Oil, has been produced in Trinidad since 1912. The first oil well was drilled around 1866.
In the world of sports, record holders are native sons of Trinidad and Tobago. The list includes a world record holder for cricket. Olympic medalists include the silver 100 meter winner of the 2008 games held in Beijing and the silver medal weightlifting champion of the 1948 Olympics held in London. 2007 saw the Trinidadian soccer team win a place in the World Cup competition which took place in Germany.
Two popular dances performed in America, the limbo and the calypso, owe their birth to Trinidad and Tobago. This unique blend of West African and East Indian rhythms gained world attention though the music of Harry Belefonte.
Tobago, a mecca for deep-sea diving enthusiasts, is home to a coral formation estimated to be around 900 years old. This 10 foot tall formation with a 16 foot diameter is known as the brain coral due to its resemblance to the human brain. Creatures such as dolphins and nurse sharks are often spotted during dives.
It is against the law to wear camouflage clothing or clothing of camouflage design.
is Port of Spain.
The currency of Trinidad and Tobago
is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar(TTD)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago belongs to the North American continent
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Airports in Trinidad and Tobago
Crown Point Airport
and Piarco International Airport, Trinidad
Leaders of Trinidad and Tobago
List of oil fields in Trinidad and Tobago
Map of Trinidad and Tobago
Languages spoken in Trinidad and Tobago
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Trinidad and Tobago
11 00 N, 61 00 W
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
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13.07 / 1000 population
10.76 / 1000 population
40 sq km
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