Coordinates: 10°10′08″N 61°25′52″W / 10.169°N 61.431°W / 10.169; -61.431
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Region of Penal–Debe
Location of Penal–Debe
Coordinates: 10°10′08″N 61°25′52″W / 10.169°N 61.431°W / 10.169; -61.431
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Founded13 September 1990[1]
 • BodyPenal–Debe Regional Corporation
 • ChairmanDiptee Ramnath
 • Total246.91 km2 (95.33 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total89,392
 • Density363/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)

Penal–Debe region is a region of Trinidad. The local government body is Penal–Debe Regional Corporation, a Regional Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago. The region has a land area of 246.91 km². Urban areas within Penal–Debe include Penal, where the corporation is headquartered, and Debe. Indians make up the majority of the region with 71%, followed by minorities of Africans, Douglas, other multiracial, Europeans, Chinese, Amerindians, Portuguese, Arabs, and others. Hinduism is the largest religion in the region at 43%, followed by Christianity, Islam, not stated, others, Irreligion, Orisha-Shango, and Rastafari.[2]


  1. ^ "Act No. 21 of 1990". DIGITAL LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY. Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  2. ^ Trinidad and Tobago 2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report (PDF) (Report). Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 2019-08-20.

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