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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.

Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival and was the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

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Englishman's Bay
Englishman's Bay is a secluded beach on the leeward coast of Tobago, between Castara and Parlatuvier. Although the bay does not draw the large numbers of beachgoers that Tobago's western beaches do, it is considered of the island's most beautiful. The beach itself is a classic crescent shape, capped by two heavily forested headlands descending from Tobago's Main Ridge. The sand starts immediately after the forest ends and is of a shallow to medium gradient and somewhat coarse grain.

The beach itself does not change size drastically at high or low tides, due to the gradient. There is pretty heavy beach break. Owing to the number of waves the beach does not boast magnificent snorkeling. As of 2018, there is only one small restaurant/shop and a single stall unisex bathroom.


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A Tobago one penny postage stamp

A Tobago one penny postage stamp of 1889

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The crowd set flop to the university of Woodford Square, to celebrate the birth of a child, the child was the PNM.
Eric Williams, January 24th 1956

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Winston Anthony Bailey OBE (born 4 October 1941), better known by his stage name The Mighty Shadow or Shadow, is a calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago. Bailey was born in Belmont, a suburb of Port of Spain in Trinidad, but grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago, with his grandparents. He began to sing at a very early age and he wanted to be a singer although his grandfather told him he must be a lawyer.

He won the Road March in 1974 and 2001 with "Bassman" and "Stranger" respectively. He won the Calypso Monarch in 2000 with "What's Wrong With Me" and "Scratch Meh Back". Shadow is also known for his unique dance in which he jumped to the tempo of his music in "skip-rope style" with both feet in the air at the same time. He won the Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal (Silver) in 2003. He was the second to win both the International Soca Monarch and the Trinidad Road March competitions simultaneously, a feat he accomplished in 2001 with his song "Stranger".


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Arima, officially The Royal Chartered Borough of Arima is the easternmost and second largest in area of the three boroughs of Trinidad and Tobago. It is geographically adjacent to Sangre Grande and Arouca at the southcentral foothills of the Northern Range. To the south is the Caroni–Arena Dam. Coterminous with Town of Arima since 1888, the borough of Arima is the fourth-largest municipality in population in the country (after Port of Spain, Chaguanas and San Fernando). The census estimated it had 33,606 residents in 2011.[1] In 1887, the town petitioned Queen Victoria for municipal status as part of her Golden Jubilee celebration. This was granted in the following year, and Arima became a Royal Borough on 1 August 1888.

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  • ...Pope John Paul went to Trinidad and Tobago in 1985.
  • ...V.S.Naipaul, is one of the most famous Caribbean authors of the twenteenth century and was born on August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad.
  • ...Trinidad Tobago is known as the home of the cricket legend Brian Charles Lara.

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Bake & shark

Bake and Shark is a traditional fast food dish of Trinidadian cuisine prepared using fried flatbread, shark meat and additional ingredients. It is a classic street food dish that is sold at a multitude of food stalls and cookshops all over Trinidad and Tobago. Read more...

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Quinam bay, Columbus Channel, South Coast, Trinidad.

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  1. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago 2011 Census" (PDF). Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development. November 30, 2012.