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Port-of-spain Travel Guide, Trinidad And Tobago

Port-of-Spain Travel Guide – City Importance in the Caribbean

This Port-of-Spain Travel Guide will provide an insight into the controversial and fascinating city that functions as the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain has had this function since 1757 and, although it is only the third largest municipality in the country, it is by far the most developed city in the state and one of the most prestigious in the whole of the Caribbean. This is visible mostly through the financial institutions that have been built and promoted in the area but also through the political and administrative meetings that take place here. Port of Spain is also an economical centre of maximum importance for the entire Caribbean region, due to its harbor that handles most of the exports of agricultural products and manufactured goods. One of the most shocking and relevant facts about Port of Spain is that although its municipal population is only 50.000, there are more than 250.000 people passing through the city each day.

Port-of-Spain Travel Guide – Cultural Diversity

Geographically, the city lies on the shores of the gulf that separates Trinidad and Tobago from Venezuela and a city found relatively close, Canaima. It also lies just 320 kilometers away from Bridgetown in Barbados. The climate in the region is considered tropical but there are occasional floods and even hurricanes that hit the city. Temperatures can rise to an average of 32 degrees in June and can drop to a minimum of 20 degrees in February. The cultural diversity in the city is present everywhere through the highly diverse architectural styles as well as the languages spoken and religions practiced. There are Africans, Indians, Italians, Spaniards, French and even Chinese and Syrian immigrants, all of whom have learned to lead a collaborative lifestyle and have transformed Port-of-Spain into a colorful and eclectic destination.

Port-of-Spain Travel Guide – Education and Urban Aspects

Education is free and compulsory in Trinidad and Tobago until the age of sixteen and there are over 40 schools in Port -of -Spain that are funded by the government. The Trinidad and Tobago University also has some of its main offices in Port -of -Spain and students can choose between researching the natural gas resources in the area and studies at the maritime institute. The city’s nightlife and restaurant offer also thrives, as well as the arts and sports events which occur in the form of festivals (the pre-Lenten Carnival that takes place once a year is one of the most important events of this kind).

One last important piece of information you need to know from this Port-of-Spain Travel Guide is that the city usually has very busy traffic, especially during the rush hours, but in the city you can manage better with the help of water taxis or mini buses.

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