Trinidad and Tobago

THE ISLANDS OF Trinidad and Tobago, located in the Caribbean close to the South American coast, have a land area of 1,979 sq. mi. (5,128 sq. km.), with the island of Trinidad accounting for 1,864 sq. mi. (4,769 sq. km.), and Tobago the remaining 116 sq. mi. (300 sq. km.). The country has a population of 1,333,000 (2006 est.), of whom 96.3 percent live on the island of Trinidad, which has a population density of 660 people per sq. mi. (254 people per sq. km.). Some 69 percent of the population live in urban areas. With 15 percent of the land being arable, 9 percent is under permanent cultivation, with 2 percent being used as meadow or pasture. Some 44 percent of the country is ...

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