Trinidad and Tobago

wtorek, 11 czerwca 2013

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles.

Did you know that:
1. Trinidad was named by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage to the New World in 1498.
2. Tobago got its name because it resembles a tobacco pipe (tavaco) used by local natives.
3. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most important leatherback nesting sites.
4. The Pitch Lake in South Trinidad is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world.
5. Trinidad and Tobago Carnival has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten Carnival celebrations in the world.
6. The Steelpan: The only new acoustic instrument to be invented and accepted worldwide in the 20th century originated in Trinidad and Tobago.

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