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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.

Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival and was the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

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' Eric Williams ' was educated at Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain.He won an island scholarship in 1932 which allowed him to attend St Catherine's Society, Oxford. He was ranked first in the First Class of Oxford students in 1935 and was graduating in History. On January 15, 1956 he established his own political party, the People's National Movement. At the Federation time, Williams famous speech declared that one from ten leaves nought. In 1961 the PNM had introduced the Representation of the People Bill. He was known as the Father of the Nation. Mr Williams made Trinidad and Tobago as an Independent Nation in 1962, was ceed from the United Kingdom and also the First Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago until his death in 1981.

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  • November 28: United Nations passes Declaration on human cloning
  • April 25: Trinidad TV host bailed on teen rape broadcast charges
  • April 24: Trinidad TV host charged over teen rape footage
  • May 30: Blatter set to be re-elected as FIFA suspends two senior officials
  • September 26: David Beckham arrives in Trinidad and Tobago amid security fears
  • August 30: UK scientists discover multiple antibiotics used by fungus-farming ants to protect colonies
  • November 29: Prime Minister of Vanuatu loses seat over paperwork error
  • July 22: Paraguay beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Group B
  • July 22: England beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Group B
  • March 12: Cricket: West Indies regain Wisden Trophy
  • December 15: Russian Ksenia Sukhinova crowned Miss World 2008
  • January 18: Natural gas discovered in Chile according to President Ricardo Lagos



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Eric Williams was educated at Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain. He won an island scholarship in 1932 which allowed him to attend St Catherine's Society, Oxford. He was ranked first in the First Class of Oxford students in 1935 and graduated in history. On 15 January 1956 he established his own political party, the People's National Movement. At the time of the Federation Williams famous speech declared that one from ten leaves nought. In 1961 the PNM had introduced the Representation of the People Bill. He was known as the Father of the Nation. Williams made Trinidad and Tobago as an independent nation in 1962, when it ceded from the United Kingdom and was the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, which office he retained until his death in 1981.

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The City of San Fernando with a population of 50,208 according to the 2011 census,[1] is the larger of Trinidad and Tobago's two cities and the second largest municipality after Chaguanas. It occupies 18 km² and is located in the southwestern part of the island of Trinidad. It is bounded to the north by the Guaracara River, the south by the Oropouche River, the east by the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, and the west by the Gulf of Paria.

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  • ...Arthur N.R. Robinson, the country's third President is the only person to have served as both Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago

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I do not see the need for me anymore. I'm through with it altogether.
Ellis Clarke, September 2010
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The Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago is indicative of the blends of Indian, Amerindian, European, African, Creole, Chinese and Lebanese gastronomic influences. Many dishes are popular choices for the morning meal in Trinidad and Tobago. These dishes include: salt fish buljol, tomato choka, black pudding, fresh coconut bread, fried Accra, Tannia cakes, and boiled casava.


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  1. ^ The 2011 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Count. People in San Fernando are often called San Fernandian's [1]
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