Trinidad & Tobago is a small country made up of two main island nations and a conglomerate of other islets. Its maritime perimeter borders Venezuela, Barbados, and Grenada. In total, Trinidad & Tobago covers 1900 sq miles.
Because the country is well-endowed in fossil fuels and natural gas, a thriving petroleum industry has grown to be the main source of foreign currency. In contrast, most Caribbean and South American nations rely heavily on tourism to fund their economies. Ethnic groups in Trinidad & Tobago are divided into almost equal thirds of Asian, Black, and Mixed population. Its capital, Port-of-Spain, is home to the Association of Caribbean States head office.