Trinidad &Tobago
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INTRO TO COUNTRY

Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) is a twin island nation which is located in the Southern Caribbean forming part of the Caribbean Archipelago. The territory shares borders with the northeast of Venezuela, South America, and the northwest of Guyana. With its title as Caribbean Cultural Capital, this twin Island Nation is the perfect destination for festivals celebrating the diversity of its mixed Caribbean cultures present here. T&T is also famous for its Calypso, Soca, and world renowned steel pan music. If you love cuisine, get your taste-buds ready for African, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean dishes. Each of these different flavors and spices are representative of the islands diverse ethnic blend. The immigrants that make up this melting pot of cultures brought their signature dishes as well as their religion, music, dance, arts, and other cultural traditions.

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FACTS

Population: 1,221,047 (estimated in July 2021)

Area: 5131km²

GDP: 24.031 billion USD

Capital: Port of Spain

Government Type: Parliamentary Republic

Official Religion: Protestant Christianity (32.1%), Roman Catholicism (21.6%)

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Locals perform a unique dance called the limbo here along with African music that is not to be missed. These are both essential elements of a spectacularly colorful carnival festival. Trinidad also celebrates multiple public holidays including Diwali, Christmas, and Eid, as a showcasing of it's eclectic embracing of cultures from India, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

The Island is also home to many historic architecture buildings. In addition to Trinidad and Tobago’s history, art, and music culture. T&T have produced many great writers of international renown such as Earl Lovelace, Samuel Selvon, V.S. Naipaul (Nobel Prize winner) and the father of the Nation, historian and first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Eric Williams of the People’s National Movement.

Due to Tourism being a significant component of Trinidad & Tobago's economy. T&T hosts an annual Carnival Festival rivaling any in the world -It is truly a world class show of artistry and showmanship. Employing more than 10,000 people, it is the country's second-largest source of income. Notably Carnival Employment has decreased by 7% as a result of COVID-19. Aside from tourism, the COVID-19 Pandemic also impacted the country's gas and oil exportation industries.  Undoubtedly other sectors of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy have been impacted as a result of government imposed COVID curfews regulations.