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Trinidad and Tobago
Capital:
Port-of-Spain
Population:
1,096,585 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
The islands came under British control in the 19th century; independence was granted in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing.
Government type:
parliamentary democracy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $10.52 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
138,000 (2002)
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