Trinidad and Tobago

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Capital - Port-of-Spain
Area - 5,128 sq km            
Population - 1,339,000
Time zone - GMT -04:00
Currency - Trinidad & Tobagan Dollar (TT$)
Life expectancy – 72 years

Trade

Exports include petroleum and petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, beverages, cereal and cereal products, sugar, cocoa, coffee, citrus fruit, vegetables, flowers.

Imports include mineral fuels, lubricants, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals, live animals.

GDP per capita (PPP) – $20000 (2011)

Cultural aspects/religion

Religion - Roman Catholic 30%, Hindu 24%, Anglican 11%, Muslim 6%, Presbyterian 4% and other 25%.

Language - English (official), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish and Chinese.

Biosphere

Terrain - mostly plains with some hills and low mountains.

Mountains - The highest point is El Cerro del Aripo at 940m.

Ecology/wildlife - The woodlands and the coasts of the country are home to diverse Wildlife. There are wide varieties of mammals, reptiles, birds and marine animals.

Natural resources - Petroleum, natural gas, asphalt.

Famous personalities

Sir Trevor McDonald (newsreader).

Sport

Main sports – Cricket and hockey. 

Key athletes – Brian Lara (cricket player) and Dwight Yorke (Footballer).

Key historic events

Independence was attained in 1962.

Connections with Britain

First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century.

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