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Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

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About

Trinidad and Tobago is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 5.1K km² and 44.4% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 1.5M. 53.3% lives in cities whereas 46.7% lives in rural areas.
Trinidad and Tobago ( (listen), ), officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is the southernmost island country in the Caribbean. Consisting of the main islands Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous much smaller islands, it is situated 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Grenada. It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest and Venezuela to the south and west. Trinidad and Tobago is generally considered to be part of the West Indies. The island country's capital is Port of Spain, while its largest and most populous city is San Fernando.

The island of Trinidad was inhabited for centuries by Indigenous peoples before becoming a colony in the Spanish Empire, following the arrival of Christopher Columbus, in 1498. Spanish governor José María Chacón surrendered the island to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. Trinidad and Tobago were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens as separate states and unified in 1889. Trinidad and Tobago obtained independence in 1962, becoming a republic in 1976.Trinidad and Tobago has the 5th highest GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP) in the Americas for a sovereign state after the United States, Canada, The Bahamas and Guyana as of 2022. It is recognised by the World Bank as a high-income economy. Unlike most Caribbean nations and territories, which rely heavily on tourism, the economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals; much of the nation's wealth is derived from its large reserves of oil and natural gas.Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in its large and famous Carnival, Diwali, and Hosay celebrations, as well being the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, rapso, parang, chutney, and chutney soca.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Trinidad and Tobago dollar [1 USD = 6.784 TTD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Trinidad and Tobago, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %15.96162915]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 666 ATM's in Trinidad and Tobago.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 480K tourists arrived to Trinidad and Tobago. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Trinidad and Tobago economy with a total of 484M $ income (%5.1).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐢average with 29.97 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 120.46 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (0.95 / 10)

Broadband (4.24 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 26 °C and very hot.
Yearly average26 °C 🔥
3 month average26 °C 🔥
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average26 °C 🔥
Fall average26 °C 🔥
Winter average25 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

We have no financial data.
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