Trinidad and Tobago 2018
Trinidad and Tobago. According to Countryaah.com, Port-of-Spain is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, a country located in North America. The country got its first female president when lawyer Paula-Mae Weekes swore oath in March. She thus became the total sixth president since the transition to the Republic of 1976.
Prime Minister Keith Rowley conducted a government reform in April and then another in early August. Among other things, Rowley himself left the extra post as Minister of Housing, which he took over in April. In October, a three-day protest march was held in which participants demanded that Rowley’s government resign. The dissatisfaction was mainly based on the decision to close down a large oil refinery that employed several thousand people.
In April, Judge Devindra Rampersad ruled that the law that criminalized voluntary sexual acts between adult men violated the country’s constitution. In connection with another verdict in September, he pointed out that same-sex sex between women could obviously not be illegal either. The government stated that it intended to appeal the verdict.
Area: 5128 km2 (world ranking: 166)
Population density: 267 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 151)
Capital: Port of Spain
Official languages: English
Gross domestic product: 22.1 billion US $; Real growth: -2.3%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 15,350 US $
Currency: 1 Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT $) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Paula-Mae Weekes, Head of Government: Keith Christopher Rowley, Exterior: Dennis Moses
National Day: 31.8.
9 regions, 3 districts, 2 cities and Tobago
State and form of government
Constitution of 1976
Parliamentary democracy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of Representatives with 41 members, election every 5 years; Senate (Senate) with 31 members appointed for 5 years.
Election of the head of state. by electoral college every 5 years to
vote from 18 years of age
Population: last census 2011: 1,328,019 residents
40% Indian, 38% African, 19% of mixed descent
Cities (with population): (As of 2011) Chaguanas population 83,516, San Fernando 48,838, Port of Spain 37,074, Arima 33,506, Point Fortín 20,235
Religions: 27% Protestants (Pentecostals, Anglicans, Adventists, Presbyterians, etc.), 22% Catholics, 18% Hindus, 5% Muslims; 6% syncretistic religions (Shouter Baptists) and others (as of 2006)
Languages: English; Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Patois (French Creole)
Employees by economic sector: Agriculture. 4%, industry 27%, business 69% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 4.8%
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 1.9%
Foreign trade: import: 5.9 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 7.0 billion (2017)
The climate is tropical; There is a savannah forest in the mountainous region in the south of Trinidad.
The average temperature during the day is around 30 ° C, at night it drops to around 20 ° C. In contrast to most of the islands in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago are south of the hurricane zone.
The rainy season lasts from June to December, with annual rainfall of around 2,000 mm.