Trinidad

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Trinidad
Nickname: Land of the Hummingbird
Map o Trinidad an Tobago
Trinidad is located in Lesser Antilles
Trinidad
Location o Trinidad in the Lesser Antilles
Geografie
Location Windward Islands
Coordinates 10°27′38″N 61°14′55″W / 10.46056°N 61.24861°W / 10.46056; -61.24861Coordinates: 10°27′38″N 61°14′55″W / 10.46056°N 61.24861°W / 10.46056; -61.24861
Aurie 4,748 km2 (1,833.2 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 940 m (3,080 ft)
Heichest point El Cerro del Aripo
Country
Island Trinidad
Lairgest ceety Chaguanas (pop. 100,000)
Demographics
Population 1,300,000
Densitie 262.7 /km2 (680.4 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Black, White, Asie, Middle Eastren
Additional information

Time zone: GMT −4 (Trinidad does no observe DST)

Common languages: Inglis, Inglis-patois
Trinidad an Tobago on a warld map

Trinidad (Spainyie: "Trinity") is the lairgest an maist populous of the twa major islands an numerous landforms which mak up the island naition o Trinidad an Tobago. It is the soothmaist island in the Caribbean an lees juist 11 km (6.8 mi) aff the northeastren coast o Venezuela. Wi a aurie o 4,768 km2 (1,841 sq mi) it is the fift lairgest in the Wast Indies an aw.

Mony believe the oreeginal name for the island in the Arawaks' leid wis "Iëre" which meant "Land o the Humming Bird". Some believe that "Iere" wis actually a mispronunciation or corruption bi early colonists o the Arawak wird "Kairi" which simply means "Island". Christopher Columbus renamit it "La Isla de la Trinidad" ("The Island o the Trinity"), fulfillin a vou he haed made afore settin oot on his third voyage o sploration.[1]

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  1. Hart, Marie (1972) [1965]. The New Trinidad and Tobago: A Descriptive Account of the Geography and History of Trinidad and Tobago. London and Glasgow: Collins. p. 13. 

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