Tagged: Trinidad and Tobago

According to wholevehicles, Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic nation located in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is situated northeast of Venezuela and south of Grenada. The two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, are separated by a few miles of ocean and are connected by a bridge over the Gulf of Paria. The total land area of Trinidad and Tobago is 5128 km2, with Trinidad accounting for 4,828 km2 (94%) and Tobago 300 km2 (6%). Trinidad has a rugged terrain with mountains, hills, plains, swamps and wetlands. The Northern Range runs along the northern part of the island while the Central Range rises in the center. The highest point on Trinidad is El Cerro del Aripo at 940 m (3,084 ft). In contrast to Trinidad’s mountainous terrain, Tobago consists mostly of low-lying plains with two mountain ranges: the Main Ridge Forest Reserve in its central part and the Eastern Ridge located near its eastern coast. Both islands are surrounded by coral reefs that provide shelter for many species of fish. The climate in Trinidad and Tobago is tropical maritime with temperatures ranging from 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F). Rainfall averages around 1,000 mm (40 inches) annually but can be higher in some areas. The rainy season runs from June to December while the dry season occurs from January to May. Hurricanes occasionally affect both islands but usually do not cause severe damage due to their location outside the hurricane belt. Trinidad and Tobago has abundant natural resources including petroleum deposits which account for 40% of its GDP as well as natural gas reserves which amount to approximately 8 trillion cubic feet. Other natural resources include limestone, asphalt, sand and gravel which are used for construction purposes as well as forests which provide timber for furniture making. In addition to its natural resources, Trinidad and Tobago also has rich soil suitable for agricultural production such as sugarcane, cocoa beans, citrus fruits as well as coffee beans which are widely grown throughout both islands. See paulfootwear for weather information in Trinidad and Tobago.