tropical climate is tempered by northeast trade winds.
The dry season is from November to May, but it is
hottest between June and October. The climate in Tobago
is pleasant most of the year and although May, June and
July can be wet at times, the differentiation between
the wet and dry seasons is much less acute.
Language:||English is the country's official language, but the main
spoken language is either of two English-based creole
languages which reflects the Spanish, Indian,
African and European heritage of the nation. Both
creoles contain elements from a number and variety of
African languages; Trinidadian Creole, however, is also
influenced by French.|
|Currency:||The dollar (currency code TTD) is the
currency of Trinidad and Tobago. It is normally
abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively TT$
to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated
currencies. It is subdivided into 100 cents. Its
predecessor currencies are the Trinidadian dollar and
the Tobagan dollar.
|Population:||The population of Trinidad and Tobago in
2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 1, 303, 000,
which placed it as number 148 in population among the
193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 7%
of the population was over 65 years of age, with another
26% of the population under 15 years of age.
|Capital City:||Port of Spain, also written as
Port-of-Spain, is the capital of the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest
municipality, after San Fernando and Chaguanas.