Mayaro–Rio Claro

Mayaro–Rio Claro is a region of Trinidad. The local government body is Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional Corporation, a Regional Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago. The region has a land area of 852.81 km2 (329.27 sq mi). The Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional Corporation is headquartered in Rio Claro. Other towns include Mayaro.

Mayaro–Rio Claro

Region of Mayaro–Rio Claro
Logo of the Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional Corporation.
Logo of the Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional Corporation.
Location of Mayaro-Rio Claro in Trinidad
Location of Mayaro-Rio Claro in Trinidad
Coordinates: 10°17′52.4″N 61°0′24.1″W / 10.297889°N 61.006694°W / 10.297889; -61.006694
Country Trinidad and Tobago
CountiesMayaro and Nariva
CoastlineAtlantic Ocean
 • Total814 km2 (314 sq mi)
 • Total35,650
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)-4
Area code(s)+1 (868) 630, 644
ISO 3166 codeTT-MRC

The region possesses many beach front properties and Trinidad's largest reservoir of natural gas and crude oil along its eastern coast. It includes the Ortoire Block, an 184-square-kilometre (71 sq mi) resource exploration area where Trinidad's largest onshore natural gas discovery was found in the Ortoire syncline.[1]

Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional CorporationEdit

The Corporation's area of responsibility comprises 39 discrete communities. It has the second largest landmass of any Regional Corporation in Trinidad. The Regional Corporation is governed by the Municipal Corporation's Act No. 21 of 1990 and is one of fourteen such bodies under the Ministry of Local Government. Two of the 41 Trinidadian electoral districts are located in Mayaro–Rio Claro: Mayaro and Moruga/Tableland.


  1. ^ Moonan, Xavier (August 2020). "Record-Breaking Gas Discoveries in the Ortoire Syncline". Retrieved December 17, 2020.