Trinidad and Tobago, although originally colonized by the Spanish, was passed over to the British in the early 19th century. It was not until 1962 that the state gained independence, and has since been an example of Caribbean success due to their petroleum and natural gas exportation. Trinidad and Tobago is situated in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela. The country functions under the English common law system, with a parliamentary democracy that grants universal suffrage. The island is comparable to the size of Delaware, and has a little over a million constituents.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Capitol: 
Port of Spain
Population: 
1,351,000
Languages: 
English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
5,130
Year of UN Membership: 
1962
Year of Present State Formation: 
1962
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$28.992 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$21,096 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.77
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
G-24
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Paris Club
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
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