Quick Facts

A collection of miscellaneous brief information about Tobago

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Location:

Latitude 11N, Longitude 60W
T&T are the most southerly islands in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean archipelago. Trinidad is only 7 miles (11km) from Venezuela and separated by the straits of the Gulf of Paria. Tobago lies 21 miles northeast of Trinidad.

Physical Area:

26 miles (42km) by 7 miles (10km)

Total Area:

116 square miles (300km2)

Government:

Democratic multiparty republic

Population:

T&T total - 1.3 million. Tobago - approx. 53,000.

Ethnic Mix:

T&T total - 40% of African descent, 40% of Indian descent, 18% mixed, 0.6% European, 0.4% Chinese, 0.6% other.
The ethnic mix in Tobago is 93% African descent.

Religion:

T&T total - 29% Roman Catholic, 24% Hindu, 11% Anglican, 6% Muslim

Major Towns:

Scarborough, Roxborough, Charlotteville

Industry:

Tourism (40,000 visitors per annum) and fishing

Language:

English

Climate:

Tropical (see Weather)

Shopping:

Most shops are closed on Sunday. Supermarkets are open 8am to 8pm. General shopping hours: 8am-4.30pm Monday to Friday; 8am-12pm Saturday.

Daylight:

Sunrise - 06:00am; Sunset - 06:30pm

Time:

4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or 5 hours behind British Summer Time (BST).
1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Tobago Satellite Map

Enjoy interactive satellite maps of Tobago. If you have Google Earth download the map here. If not, click the map below to view in a browser window.

GBP = $8.51 

   USD = $6.00

EUR =  $7.14 

   CAD = $5.14

  Mid-market rates per XE.com

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