Trinidad & Tobago are the last islands South of the Caribbean. They were discovered by Columbus on his third voyage. It is a Republic and received its Independence from Great Britain on the 31st August, 1962.
The population of the combined countries is approximately 1.3 million. Its main revenue is from oil and natural gas. The peoples are made up of African, East Indian, Syrian and European descent. A small population of Asians is also on the rise. Mixed races is very apparent.
The official language is English (Queen's), although a local dialect is widely spoken and accepted. Other languages include: Spanish, French, Hindi (Urdu), Patwa, etc.
The islands are known for steel pan, calypso, cricket (Brian Lara), cricket, fetes (Parties) and growing international business ventures (Oil / gas / exports). Recently, the "Soca Warriors", the national football team, qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Planning A Caribbean Cruise?
Why not plan your cruise around Trinidad & Tobago. Contact your Caribbean cruise travelagent for arrangements.