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Trinidad and Tobago

Yearbook 1997

Trinidad and Tobago. According to Countryaah, Arthur Robinson was elected president in February and took office a month later. He was the first president in the country elected to office. His representative had all been appointed without any counter-candidates.

1997 Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain

Port of Spain

Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies; 50,400 residents (2012), including suburbs 279,300 residents. Port of Spain, located on the west coast of the island of Trinidad, is the country's dominant city and one of the Caribbean's main port cities with shipyards as well as the food and textile industry. The city is visited by many tourists and is known as the birthplace of calypso and steel band music.

The Port of Spain was founded in the 1560s on the site of a former Indian village. The city became the capital in 1962.

 

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