Facts about Trinidad & Tobago

  • Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean
  • Northeast of Venezuela
  • Slightly smaller than Delaware
  • Tropical with a rainy season (June to December)
  • Mostly plains with a few low mountains
  • Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, asphalt (Pitch Lake)
  • Land use: ag 10%, forest 44%, other 45%
  • Environmental issues: water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; widespread pollution of waterways and coastal areas; illegal dumping; deforestation; soil erosion; fisheries and wildlife depletion