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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean.
It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas.
It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.
A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990.
The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.
Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival and was the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.
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Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 31 May 1989), who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was a Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts. His work is a staple of subaltern studies, and he figures as a pioneering and influential voice in postcolonial literature. A tireless political activist, James is the author of the 1937 work World Revolution outlining the history of the Communist International, which stirred debate in Trotskyist circles, and in 1938 he wrote on the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins.
Characterised by one literary critic as an "anti-Stalinist dialectician
", James was known for his autodidactism
, for his occasional playwriting and fiction – his 1936 book Minty Alley
was the first novel by a black West Indian to be published in Britain — and as an avid sportsman. He is also famed as a writer on cricket
, and his 1963 book Beyond a Boundary
, which he himself described as "neither cricket reminiscences nor autobiography", is commonly named as the best single book on cricket, and even the best book about sports ever written. (Full article...
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The following are images from various Trinidad and Tobago-related articles on Wikipedia.
hummingbirds of Trinidad and Tobago
Location of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean
Panoramic shot of Downtown Scarborough, Tobago
Tobago Cuisine - Crab and Dumplings
Fishing - Tobago, West Indies
Tobago - August 2013 (1530)
Trinidad and Tobago on a world map
Green stone ceremonial axe. From shell midden, Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago, 1957
St. Giles Island - Northernmost land area of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Protected bird sanctuary. Scuba diving nearby.
Moruga – Christopher Columbus monument. Columbus landed here on his third voyage in 1498. This is on the southern coast of the island of Trinidad, West Indies
Protector of Slaves Office (Trinidad), Richard Bridgens, c. 1833.
Regional Geology of Trinidad and Venezuela
Map of Tobago (large island), Little Tobago (far right) Goat Island (between Tobago and Little Tobago) & St. Giles Island (top right).
Seventeenth-century map showing the fort of Nieuw Vlissingen.
Map of Trinidad and Tobago
A medallion commemorating the capture of Trinidad and Tobago by the British in 1797.
Tobago Cuisine - Pacro Water and Sea Moss drinks
French attack on the British island of Tobago in 1781 with text. French painting from 1784.
A Tobago one penny postage stamp
A Tobago one penny postage stamp of 1889
Did you know
Castara village Beach is lay on an island of Tobago.
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