- Port-of-Spain; 55,000
- 5,128 square kilometers (1,980 square miles)
- English, Hindi, French, Spanish
- Roman Catholic, Hindu, Anglican, Muslim, Presbyterian
- Trinidad and Tobago dollar
- Life Expectancy:
- GDP per Capita:
- U.S. $10,000
- Literacy Percent:
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The Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, while geographically close, are far apart in their tempo of life: Steel-band music and a multiethnic population, including many of African and East Indian descent, give flamboyant Trinidad a fast beat; small farms and quiet resorts give scenic Tobago a slower rhythm. In addition to oil and natural gas, Trinidad contains Pitch Lake, a huge asphalt deposit. High priorities for the economy are increased gas production, aggressive promotion of foreign investment, and industrial and agricultural diversification.
- Industry: Petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food processing
- Agriculture: Cacao, sugarcane, rice, citrus; poultry
- Exports: Petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, steel products, fertilizer
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