|Trinidad and Tobago|
|an independent republic in the Caribbean, occupying the two southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles: became a British colony in 1888 and gained independence in 1962; became a republic in 1976; a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, with a large Hindu minority. Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar. Capital: Port of Spain. Pop: 1 307 000 (2004 est). Area: 5128 sq km (1980 sq miles)|
Note: A popular resort area, the country is appreciated particularly for its culture, which is composed of a mixture of black African, Indian, Chinese, European, and Middle Eastern settlers.