Trinidad and Tobago: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Trinidad and Tobago lie just off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea. When Columbus visited Trinidad in 1498 the island was inhabited by Arawak Indians. Tobago was occupied by the Caribs. Trinidad remained a neglected Spanish possession for almost 300 years until it was surrendered to a British naval expedition in 1797. The main crop on the island was tobacco.


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Further Reading

  1. Chambers, F., Trinidad and Tobago. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1986Google Scholar
  2. Cooper, St G. C. and Bacon, P. R. (eds.) The Natural Resources of Trinidad and Tobago. London, 1981Google Scholar
  3. Central library: The Central Library of Trinidad and Tobago, Queen’s Park East, Port-of-Spain.Google Scholar
  4. National statistical office: Central Statistical Office, 2 Edward St., Port-of-Spain.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999

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