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Trinadad & Tabago Country Profile

Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas, the exploitation of which dominates its economy. Sighted by the explorer Christopher Columbus in 1498, Trinidad was settled by the Spanish before being taken by Britain in 1797. A succession of European powers laid claim to Tobago. Inhabited mostly by people of African and Indian descent, the two-island state enjoys a per capita income well above the average for Latin America. Natural gas - much of it exported to the US - is expected to overtake oil as its main source of revenue.

Full name: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2010)

Capital: Port of Spain

Area: 5,128 sq km (1,980 sq miles)

Major language: English

Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam

Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 Trinidad and Tobago dollar = 100 cents

Main exports: Petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, chemicals

GNI per capita: US $16,490 (World Bank, 2009)

Internet domain: .tt

International dialling code: +1868

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