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Nickname: Land of the Hummingbird
LocationWindward Islands
Coordinates10°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
Aurie4,748 km2 (1,833 sq mi)
Heichest elevation940 m (3,080 ft)
Heichest pointEl Cerro del Aripo
Lairgest settlementChaguanas (pop. 100,000)
Pop. density262.7 /km2 (680.4 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBlack, 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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