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HI,I AM KATIE.I AM FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.I AM FROM GUYANA.THIS IS MY BLOG ON TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.


TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:THE LAND OF THE HUMMINGBIRD


The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is located in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American nation of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. It also shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast and Guyana to the southeast.The country consists of two main islands,Trinidad and Tobago, and twenty one smaller islands.


The Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago
Motto:Together We Aspire,Together We Achieve.


Capital:Port of Spain
Largest Town:Chaguanas
Languages:English(official),Spanish
Independence:31 August,1962
Area:1,979 square miles
Population:1,305,000(July 2005 estimate)
Currency:Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Ethnicity/race: Indian (South Asian) 40%, African 37.5%, mixed 20.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.8% (2000)
Religions: Roman Catholic 26%, Anglican 8%, Baptist 7%, Pentecostal 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 4%, other Christian 6%, Hindu 22%, Islam 6%, none 2%
Literacy rate: 99% (2003 est.)
Agriculture: cocoa, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables;poultry.
Industries: petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food processing, cement, beverage, cotton textiles.



Anthem:Forged From The Love Of Liberty
Forged from the love of liberty
In the fires of hope and prayer
With boundless faith in our destiny
We solemnly declare:
Side by side we stand
Islands of the blue Caribbean sea,
This our native land
We pledge our lives to thee.
Here every creed and race finds an equal place,
And may God bless our nation
Here every creed and race finds an equal place,
And may God bless our nation.
Words and music by Patrick Castagne (1916-2000).



Chaconia:The National Flower of Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas, the exploitation of which dominates its economy.
The National Birds of Trinidad and Tobago


Cocrico


The Scarlet Ibis


The Peleides Blue Morpho is the National Animal of this island.


Fruits
Mangoes
Breadfruit
Passion Fruit
Cashews
Watermelons
Bananas
Oranges
Pineapples
Cherries
Coconuts
Pommecythere
Guavas





Local Cuisine in Port of Spain


Foods
Curried Chicken and Roti
Crab and Callaloo
Pastelles
Garlic Pork
Barfi
Parsad
Sawain
Cheese Pies
Pows
Bake and Shark
Fried Accra


The twin island of Trinidad and Tobago is the birthplace of steelpan.It is the national instrument of the island.


The heart of the musical celebration is the calypso. Recently, Soca has replaced Calypso as the a mainstream type of music.


The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is celebrated the week before Ash Wednesday.

Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is the event of the year


A Unigoat


Yellow Oriole


Maracas Beach


Ixora,Trinidad


The cross marks the place where Christopher Columbus is said to have landed when he discovered Trinidad on his third trip in 1496. Moruga is on the south coast of Trinidad.


The Ludlow Massacre Monument


Fountain in Woodford Square,Port of Spain


Red House of the Parliament in Port of Spain.


Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain


Pink Poui Tree


Gingerbread house on southwest corner of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain.


Modern building on southwest corner of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain.


Wetlands of Pitch Lake on the southwest peninsula of the island of Trinidad.


Wetlands and lakes of the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.


Sculpture on rocks in sea at Coco Reef Hotel.


View from Fort Bennet to Black Rock.


Old mill wheel at Speyside.


Cannons at Fort James, 1650-1811.


Village of Charlotteville.


People swimming at Charlotteville harbor.


Muscovy Duck swims on the water at Pointe-a-Pierre protected by the Wild Fowl Trust.


Entrance to Richmond Great House.


Gulf of Paria
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