Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo

Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo is one of the nine regions of Trinidad and Tobago, and one of the five regions which form Gulf of Paria coastline on Trinidad's West Coast. Its regional capital and commercial center is Couva. Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo is the third-largest of Trinidad and Tobago's nine regions, with an area of 723 square kilometres (300 sq mi). As of 2011, the population was 178,410. The region is the second-most populous and fourth-least-densely populated region in Trinidad with 247 inhabitants per square kilometre (640/sq mi).

Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo

CTTRC
Region of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo
Logo of the Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Regional Corporation.
Logo of the Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Regional Corporation.
Motto(s): 
Performance, Perseverance, Prosperity
Location of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo in Trinidad
Location of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo in Trinidad
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Former CountiesSaint George
Caroni
Victoria
Founded1990
CapitalCouva
Government
 • ChairmanHenry Awong
 • Councillors
List of Councillors
  • Arelene S Solomon-Ramesar (UNC)
  • Gangaram Gopaul (UNC)
  • Ramchand Rajbal Maraj (UNC)
  • Allan Seepersad (UNC)
  • Dubraj Persad (UNC)
Area
 • Total723 km2 (279 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total178,410
 • Density247/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Postal Code
53xxxx - 58xxxx
Area code(s)868
ISO 3166 codeTT-CTT
HDI (2009)0.678 (7th)
Telephone exchanges636, 679, 830, 630, 650, 659, 673

Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo is bordered by the Gulf of Paria to the west, the Borough of Chaguanas to the north-west, Tunapuna–Piarco region to the north, Sangre Grande and Rio Claro–Mayaro to the east, Princes Town to the south and the City of San Fernando to the south-west. The region is directly adjacent to the Venezuelan state of Monagas to west separated by the Gulf of Paria.

GeographyEdit

Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo is Trinidad and Tobago's third largest region in area after Sangre Grande and Rio Claro–Mayaro. The region is situated in Central Trinidad within the Caroni Plains bordering the Gulf of Paria to west. It was a major region for sugar and cocoa production in the 18th and 19th centuries and the first half of the 20th century. The region features the Caroni–Arena Dam which supplies water to the northern regions of Trinidad and Navet Dam which supplies water to much of Central and Southern regions Trinidad. Much of the Central Range lies in the region which is home to the Brasso Venado and Gran Couva Waterfall. Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo also houses the Pointe-à-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust in Pointe-à-Pierre.

WildlifeEdit

The Point-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is located on the compound of a major petrochemical and oil refinery in south Trinidad. Encompassing two lakes and about 30 hectares of land the Trust is a popular destination for scientists and researchers. The Trust is the only eco-tourism site on the island with a boardwalk built along much of the first pond where there is also a small Amerindian museum. Point-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is a wetland habitat that is home to locally endangered wetland birds. With over 26 hectares, there are about 90 bird species, including endangered waterfowl, songbirds, scarlet ibis, herons and other wading birds.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

The Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office reported the population of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo was 178,410 on January 9, 2011, a 0.9% increase since the 2000 Census.[1] The population of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo in the 2000 census was 162,779.

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
2000 162,779—    
2011 178,410+9.6%

AncestryEdit

Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo racial breakdown
Racial composition 2011
South Asian (Indo-Trinidadian) 57.65%
Black (Afro-Trinidadian/Tobagonian) 18.94%
Multiracial 10.7%
Dougla (South Asian and Black) 7.3%
West Asian (Chinese) 0.16%
Native American (Amerindian) 0.6%
Arab (Syrian/Lebanese) 0.1%
White Trinidadian 0.12%
Other 0.8%
Not stated 4.8%

ReligionEdit

Religion in Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo (2011 census)[2]
Religion Percent
Christianity
43.5%
Hinduism
31.3%
None/not shared
9.9%
Other
7.9%
Islam
7.4%

Urban Centers and TownsEdit

Electoral DistrictsEdit

Electoral Districts within Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Regional Corporation include:

  • Balmain / Esperanza / Forres Park
  • Caratal / Tortuga
  • Claxton Bay / Pointe-a-Pierre
  • Edinburgh / Chickland
  • Felicity / Calcutta / Mc. Bean
  • Preysal/Freeport / Calcutta
  • Gasparillo / Bonne Aventure
  • Las Lomas / San Rafael / Talparo
  • Longdenville / Mamoral
  • Perseverance / St. Mary's / Waterloo
  • Piparo / San Pedro / Tabaquite

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Super User. "Population Growth by Municipalities in Trinidad and Parishes in Tobago 2000-2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  2. ^ "Municipality of Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Local Area Economic Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government. 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2020-05-12.

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