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Trinidad and Tobago is a twin-island Republic located off the northeast coast of South America and only eight miles from
Trinidad and Tobago are two very different islands offering unique experiences for every visitor. Petroleum at one time
made Trinidad one of the richest colonies in the British Empire. Rather than continuing to retain the monarchy they were
the first to become a Republic. It is described as "The most romantic, exotic and friendliest island in the Caribbean,
not crowded, unspoiled and full of unexpected pleasures. The population of both these islands is approximately 1.3 million,
comprising of descendants of various ethnic groups, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Chinese, Syrians.
Trinidad and Tobago are two distinctly different islands Trinidad offering excitement and Tobago offering tranquility.
Trinidad, the mainland is fifth largest of the West Indian islands. It received its name from Christopher Columbus because
of the three low mountain ranges now known as the three sisters running from west to east. 'Trinis' as Trinidadians call
themselves, are a friendly fun-loving lot. The capital city is Port of Spain, and is the largest city on the island the
home of Carnival, Steel bands, Calypso and limbo.
Tobago is twenty miles northeast of the mainland, this much smaller more laid back Island is a treasure in terms of the
picturesque scenery. This paradise contains some of the worlds loveliest spots including mangroves of coconut palms and
miles of untamed beaches including the FAMOUS UNDERWATER delights of Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool. It is said that in spite
of its small size, Tobago is unparalleled in its population of birds. In the sky, on trees, on the road sides, in the
streams, on the power lines. It is impossible to avoid them. There is one main mountain range running down the middle of
the covered by Tropical Evergreen Rain Forest.