TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO


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Coat of Arms

Territory
5,131 km2 (165th)

Capital
Port of Spain

Language
English-Trinidadian English Creole-Tobagonian English Creole

Motto
'Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve'

National Flower
Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)

National Animal
Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

National Animal
Cocrico (Ortalis ruficauda)

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Trinidad and Tobago Flag

Trinidad and Tobago, formally the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island nation that is the southernmost country of the West Indies in the Caribbean. It is arranged 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Grenada off the northern edge of the South American terrain, 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) off the shore of northeastern Venezuela. It imparts sea limits to Barbados toward the upper east, Grenada toward the northwest, Guyana toward the southeast, and Venezuela toward the south and west. The island of Trinidad was a Spanish state from the entry of Christopher Columbus in 1498 until Spanish representative Don José María Chacón surrendered the island to a British armada under the order of Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. Amid a similar period, the island of Tobago changed hands among Spanish, British, French, Dutch and Courlander colonizers a greater number of times than some other island in the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago were surrendered to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens as independent states and bound together in 1889. Trinidad and Tobago acquired autonomy in 1962 and turned into a republic in 1976. Trinidad and Tobago is referred to for its Carnival festivity and as the origination of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles, for example, calypso, soca, parang and chutney.


Coat of Arms


Trinidad and Tobago Coat of Arms

Territory


Trinidad and Tobago Map

5,131 km2 (165th)


Capital


Trinidad and Tobago Capital

Port of Spain

Port of Spain, authoritatively the City of Port of Spain, is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and the nation's second-biggest city after San Fernando and the third biggest region after Chaguanas and San Fernando. The city serves principally as a retail and authoritative focus and it has been the capital of the island since 1757. It is additionally a significant budgetary administrations community for the Caribbean and is home to two of the biggest banks in the area. Port of Spain was likewise the accepted capital of the brief West Indies Federation, which joined the Caribbean. Caricom was set up in Chaguaramas, west of Port of Spain. The city is additionally home to the biggest holder port on the island and is one of a few delivery center points of the Caribbean, sending out both horticultural items and fabricated products. Bauxite from Guyana is trans-sent by means of offices at Chaguaramas, around 8 kilometers (5 mi) west of the city. The pre-lenten Carnival is the city's fundamental yearly social celebration and vacation spot. Port of Spain is additionally home to the greatest and best stock trade in the Caribbean, the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE).


Languague


Trinidad and Tobago Languague

English-Trinidadian English Creole-Tobagonian English Creole



Motto


Trinidad and Tobago Motto

'Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve'



National Flower


Trinidad and Tobago National Flower

Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)

Warszewiczia coccinea (or chaconia, wild poinsettia and pride of Trinidad and Tobago) is a types of blooming plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is the national blossom of Trinidad and Tobago since it sprouts on 31 August, which concurs with the day that Trinidad and Tobago wound up free from the United Kingdom. This little, evergreen fancy tree is striking for its inflorescence with splendid red bracts and unnoticeable yellow petals. The anise-odored attaches are said to display sexual enhancer properties. A cultivar, the twofold chaconia, which has a twofold column of bracts, is the more broadly developed structure. This plant starts from cuttings taken from a wild plant discovered developing along a roadside. Since proliferation from seed has not yet been effective, all twofold chaconias have been spread by cuttings from this person.


National Animal


Trinidad and Tobago National Animal

Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

The scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a types of ibis in the winged creature family Threskiornithidae. It occupies tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. In structure it takes after a large portion of the other twenty-seven surviving types of ibis, however its strikingly splendid red tinge makes it unquestionable. It is one of the two national feathered creatures of Trinidad and Tobago. This medium-sized wader is a solid, various, and productive winged animal, and it has secured status around the globe. Grown-up plumage is for all intents and purposes all red. The quills may demonstrate different tints and shades, however just the tips of their wings go amiss from their namesake shading. A little yet solid denoting, these wingtips are a rich inky dark (or once in a while dull blue) and are discovered just on the longest primaries – generally the flying creatures' shading is "a striking orange-red, practically iridescent in quality." Scarlet ibises have red bills and feet anyway the bill is now and then blackish, particularly close to the end. They have a long, restricted, decurved bill. Their legs and neck are long and stretched out in flight. An adolescent red ibis is a blend of dark, brown, and white. As it grows, a substantial eating regimen of red scavangers delivers the red tinge. The shading change starts with the adolescent's second shed, around the time it starts to fly: the change begins the back and spreads bit by bit over the body while expanding in force over a time of around two years. The red ibis is the main shorebird with red shading on the planet.


National Animal


Trinidad and Tobago National Animal

Cocrico (Ortalis ruficauda)

The rufous-vented chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda) is an individual from an old gathering of feathered creatures of the family Cracidae, which are identified with the Australasian hill developers. It possesses upper east Colombia and northern Venezuela where it is called guacharaca, and the island of Tobago in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago where it is known as the cocrico and is one of the nation's two national winged creatures. It is likewise found on Bequia and Union Island in the Grenadines where it might have been presented. The rufous-vented chachalaca is a to a great extent arboreal animal groups found in timberland and forest, however it is likewise found in progressively open dry inadequate zones. This joined with moderately low chasing weight, make it far less powerless than bigger individuals from the family, quite curassows. These are medium-sized winged animals, comparative all in all appearance to turkeys, with little heads, long solid legs and a long wide tail. They are ordinarily 53– 58 cm long; the female weighs 540g and the bigger male 640g. They have genuinely dull plumage, dim dark colored above and paler beneath. The head is dim, and the dark colored tail is tipped rufous or white contingent upon race. The species is a social winged creature, frequently found in family gatherings. It strolls along branches looking for the products of the soil on which it nourishes. It is a capable flyer that can even take off and fly vertically, yet does not generally fly long separations. The twig home is assembled low in a tree, and three or four substantial white eggs are laid. The female broods only them. This species is one of the national flying creatures of Trinidad and Tobago and is highlighted on that nation's ensign alongside the red ibis, the ibis speaking to Trinidad and the cocrico, Tobago.


Demonym(s)

Trinidadians and Tobagonians-Trinbagonian

Population

1,359,193
(2018 estimate)

Currency

Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)

Time Zone

UTC-4 (AST)

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