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Know Your Community – Know Your World Presentation The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago The land of the hummingbird ....
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World Map Highlighting Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts: Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2010) Capital: Port of Spain Area: 5,128 sq km (1,980 sq miles) Major language: English Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN) Monetary unit: Trinidad and Tobago dollar US$ = TT$ 6.4252 Main exports: Petroleum, natural gas, chemicals, tourism GNI per capita: US $15,380 (World Bank, 2010)
Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 1 Before 1498 – Trinidad was populated by the Carib and Arawak - an indigenous people who called the island “Ieri” In 1498 – Christopher Columbus rediscovered the islands and called it “Island of the Trinity – Trinidad ”. Trinidad was now a colony of Spain In 1797 (300 yrs later) – The British defeated Spain and colonized Trinidad. This period of being ruled by the Queen resulted in people from Africa, China, India and others being brought to the country Tobago changed hands between the Spanish, British, French and Dutch during the period 1498 to 1962
Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 2 1962 - Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire 1976 - Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic .
National Coat of Arms
National Birds SCARLET IBIS COCRICO BIRD
National Flower - Chaconia
National Instrument – Steel Pan
Trinidad & Tobago – Geography
Trinidad & Tobago – Politics Government: Parliamentary Democracy Elections: Every five (5) years Voting age: Eighteen (18) years Electoral party: Two (2) major parties: - The United National Congress (UNC) and the People’s National Movement (PNM) Current Prime Minister: The Honorable Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar Current President: His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards
Trinidad & Tobago – Economics Major Exports: Petroleum and Petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, cocoa, coffee, and tourism Major Imports: Industrial lubricants and other related products, Manufactured goods, wheat, sugar and Machinery and Transport equipment Major Trading partners: Other Caribbean countries, Canada, The Unites States of America and Mexico Fiscal Authority: The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange: The Stock Exchange of Trinidad and Tobago Money: The Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Trinidad & Tobago – Society Education: All kids start primary school at age four (4) or five (5) and then proceed to secondary school for five year with good performance. All children attend secondary school for 7 years. For the last two years of secondary school kids write the Advanced Level exams administered by London Cambridge before going to university. Tertiary Education: Undergraduate studies last for 3 years - The University of Trinidad and Tobago or the University of the West Indies Jobs: Services; transport, retail , government services, and tourism, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas
Music and Influence • Spanish Influence : Parang • African Influence: Calypso • Indian Influence: Chutney • Combination of all cultures: Soca • Cuisine- Indian, African, Chinese and West Indian • Languages- Spanish, Hindi, Patios, Br. English and ‘Trini’ Spanish Hindi French/African: Patios English
Local’s who touched the world! Brian Charles LaraCricket World Record Holder Wendy FitzwilliamMiss Universe 1998 Anya Ayoung CheeProject Runway Winner
Local’s who touched the world! Machel Montano - Soca King Nikki MinajHip Hop Superstar Heather HeadleyR&B singer Shaka HislopTrinidad and Tobago Soccer Player
Festivals and Celebrations • Carnival
Festivals and Celebrations Ramadan Emancipation Christmas & Boxing day Diwali
Festivals and Celebrations Hosay Tobago heritage festival Holi
Local Delicacies Pelau Bake and Shark Doubles
Local Attractions Water Front (Port-of-Spain) Pitch Lake
Local Attractions National Academy for the Performing Arts Hanuman Murti
Local Attractions Tobago Bucco Reef
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