Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state located in the southern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometers and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller islands. Trinidad is the largest and most populated island, comprising about 94% of the total area and 96% of the total population of the country.
Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its annual Carnival. Celebrations begin just after Christmas and culminate in two days of revelry on the Monday and Tuesday before the beginning of the Lenten season. Trinidad is the faster paced island while Tobago is more laid back and known for its fantastic beaches.
Trinidad is the home of calypso music and the steelpan, the only acoustic musical instrument invented during the 20th century. Trinidad is also the birthplace of Soca, Chutney and Parang. The diverse cultural and religious background also allows for many festivities and ceremonies throughout the year.
Population: 1.3 million people of African, East Indian, Caucasian and Chinese descent
Official Language: English
Public Transportation: Public transportation options on land are public buses, private taxis and minibuses or “maxi-taxis”. By sea, the options are inter-island ferries and inter-city water taxis. It takes approximately three hours between Trinidad and Tobago by the inter-island ferry.
Trinidad: Piarco International Airport
Tobago: A.N.R Robinson International Airport
The flying time between Trinidad and Tobago is 20 minutes and flights run every half hour