The Westbrook Family

Trinidad Information
Home
Where will you spend eternity?
Video Presentation
Our Mission Board
Newsletter
Virtual Tour of Our Ministry
Arouca Baptist Church
Podcast
About Us
Trinidad Information
How to Lead a Child to Christ
GROWING: Discipleship Curriculum
Contact Us/ Book A Meeting
Prayer Cards and Family Portrait
Schedule
Planning Your Missions Trip to Trinidad
Donate Online

Trinidad and Tobago Flag

Loading...

Trinidad Statistics

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

  • GEOGRAPHY
  • TOTAL LAND AREA: 5,128 sq km

  • PEOPLE
  • POPULATION: 1,056,608 (July 2007 est.)

    LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH: 66.85 years

    ETHNIC GROUPS:Indian (South Asian) 40%, African 37.5%, mixed 20.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.8% (2000 census)

    RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic 26%, Hindu 22.5%, Anglican 7.8%, Baptist 7.2%, Pentecostal 6.8%, Muslim 5.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 5.8%, other 10.8%, unspecified 1.4%, none 1.9% (2000 census)

  • GOVERNMENT
  • GOVERNMENT TYPE: parliamentary democracy

    CAPITAL: Port of Spain

    INDEPENDENCE: August 31,1962

    CONSTITUTION: August 1, 1962

  • ECONOMY
  • OVERVIEW: Trinidad and Tobago, the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas, has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses. Tourism is a growing sector, although it is not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands.

    POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE: 21% (1992 est.)

    BUDGET: revenues: $6.591 billion expenditures: $5.649 billion; including capital expenditures of $117.3 million (2006 est.)

    AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: cocoa, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables; poultry

    INDUSTRIES: petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food processing, cement, beverage, cotton textiles

  • COMMUNICATION
  • TELEPHONES (MAIN LINE): 325,500 (2006)

    TELEPHONES (CELLULAR):1.655 million (2006)

    INTERNET USERS: 163,000 (2005)

  • TRANSPORTATION
  • ROADWAYS: total: 8,320 km

    paved: 4,252 km

    unpaved: 4,068 km (1999)

    Virtual Steel Pan

    The steel drum or "pan" is an integral part of Trinidad's heritage and culture. Try your hand at playing this island instrument by clicking the picture below.

    praycrd.jpg

    Satellite Imagery

    The currency of Trinidad and Tobago is very colorful! The money of these two islands is referred to as "TT". To find the current exchange rate you can use the currency calculator below.

    TT
    Click to Enlarge


    Click to Enlarge

    How far away is Trinidad?

    Use our Virtual GPS (below) to find out exactly how far Trinidad is from your town! Input the name of your city and state abbreviation in the "From" box.

    Virtual GPS

    From
    to (optional)

    or


    View Larger Map