Trinidad and Tobago are two islands off the northeast coast of Venezuela. Trinidad can be seen from the coast of Venezuela. Tobago is to the northeast of Trinidad and is much smaller.
Population: 1.2 million
Ethnic Groups: East Indian (35.4%), African (34.2%), Mixed - Other (15.3%), mixed African/East Indian (7.7%), Other (1.3%), Unspecified (6.2%)
Languages: English (Official), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish, Chinese
Religions: Protestant 32.1%, other Protestant (0.9%), Roman Catholic (21.6%), Hindu (18.2%), Muslim (5%), Jehovah's Witness (1.5%), Other (8.4%), None (2.2%), Unspecified (11.1%)
Capital: Port of Spain
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 11, 2017
In Canada: 78,965
In the GTA: 44,300
In Toronto: 20,215
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Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Britain in 1962. It is a democracy, but the political landscape is characterized by racial division between the two largest ethnic groups: Indo-Trinidadian and Afro-Trinidadian. Like its neighbour Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago has an economy reliant on oil and gas. The country has one of the strongest economies in Latin America. Although Trinidad and Tobago has a sizable Christian population, there are many other religious groups found in the country. There is a great deal of religious diversity in Trinidad and Tobago; consequently, there are Christian, Muslim, and Hindu holidays that are recognized as public holidays. There is freedom of religion.