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First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained 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. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.


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Communications

Telephones - main lines in use World Ranking: 116
293,300 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular World Ranking: 140
1.894 million (2009)

Telephone system
General assessment
Excellent international service; good local service
Domestic
Combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 180 telephones per 100 persons
International
Country code - 1-868; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to US and parts of the Caribbean and South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); tropospheric scatter to Barbados and Guyana

Broadcast media
5 TV networks, one of which is state-owned, broadcast on multiple stations; multiple cable TV subscription service providers; multiple radio networks, one state-owned, broadcast over about 35 stations (2007)

Internet country code
.tt

Internet hosts World Ranking: 68
241,640 (2010)

Internet users World Ranking: 115
593,000 (2009)


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  Trinidad And Tobago (Port-of-spain):


  GPS points from Trinidad And Tobago (Port-of-spain)

Adventure Tobago

Morne Diablo River Saint Patrick

Saint Margaret Victoria


Port-of-spain Port-of-spain

Edith Falls Saint George

Caroni Caroni





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