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Trinidad and Tobago Facts & Figures

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Total area: 1,981 sq mi (5,131 sq km)
Population (2009 est.): 1,229,953
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Port-of-Spain - 263,800 (metro. area)
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Languages: English (official), Hindi, French, Spanish, Chinese
Religions: Roman Catholic 26%, Anglican 8%, Baptist 7%, Pentecostal 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 6%, Hindu 22%, Islam 6%, none 2%
Time zone: GMT-4, DST is not observed
Electricity: AC 115V/60Hz or 230/60Hz, American plugs are the standard

Trinidad and Tobago is a country in the southern Caribbean, located on two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela and south of Grenada. Trinidad is the larger and more populous island - it comprises of about 94% of the total area and 96% of the country's population.

The island of Trinidad is mainly flat with mountains covering the north. The highest point is Mount Aripo at 940 m (3,085 ft). Tobago is mostly hilly, with the highest point Pigeon Peak, at 550 m (1,804 ft). Tobago is heavily forested and has great biodiversity including many species of birds, mammals, snakes, frogs or butterflies. Some excellent beaches are also located on Tobago.






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