Officially known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country located on the Caribbean. Its capital city is Port of Spain, and it is considered as the third richest country in the Americas, after the US and Canada.
Fascinating Trinidad and Tobago Facts
1 The national bird of Trinidad is the Scarlet Ibis. Trinidad and Tobago is also the easiest place in the world to find this bird with over 15,000 birds in their sanctuary.
2 The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is consistently ranked among the World’s top 10 carnival celebrations.
3 The renowned “Limbo” dance originated from Trinidad.
4 It is home to the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt -the Pitch Lake. The lake is 246 feet deep and covers 99 acres.
5 The first Black person to win the Miss Universe crown came from Trinidad and Tobago. She won the crown in 1977.
6 The largest brain coral is found in Tobago and it measures 16 by 10 feet.
7 The books “Treasure Island” and “Robinson Crusoe” were based on these islands. In addition, the film “Swiss Family Robinson” was made here.
8 In Trinidad and Tobago, it is illegal to go on nude or topless bathing as is wearing camouflage clothing. Wearing bathing suits in public is only acceptable if you are in the beach or during a Carnival, anywhere else is illegal. It is always a must that men should wear shirts at all times.
9 The latest acoustic instrument to be accepted worldwide in the 20th century, known as the Steelpan, originated from this country.
10 The world’s hottest pepper is found in this country according to the Guinness Book of Records, and it is known as the Trinidad Moruga “Scorpion” Pepper.
Why Does Trinidad & Tobago Have Two Names?
Here is a short and fun answer to this question we have all wondered!
Summary of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago are twin islands which have a separate identity. People living in Trinidad refer to themselves as Trinis or Trinidadians. Trinidad is also considered a business travel destination with a booming natural gas and oil industry.
One the other hand, residents in Tobago refer to themselves as Tobagonians and boasts of beautiful resort destinations with an old world Caribbean feel.
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