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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.

Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals.

Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in its large and famous Carnival, Diwali, and Hosay celebrations, as well being the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, rapso, parang, chutney, and chutney soca.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Lalonde Keida Gordon, HBM (born 25 November 1988) is a Tobagonian male track and field sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics with a personal best of 44.52 seconds. He is the third fastest 400 m runner from his country after Machel Cedenio and Ian Morris.

He took a second Olympic bronze with the 4 × 400 metres relay team in London, setting a national record in the process. He was also part of the Trinidad and Tobago relay teams that won gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, bronze at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, silver at the 2011 CAC Championships, and bronze at the 2010 CAC Games. (Full article...)
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Chapati (alternatively spelled chapatti, chappati, chapathi, or chappathi; pronounced as IAST: capātī, capāṭī, cāpāṭi), also known as roti, safati, shabaati, phulka and (in the Maldives) roshi, is an unleavened flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent and staple in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East Africa, Arabian Peninsula and the Caribbean. Chapatis are made of whole-wheat flour known as atta, mixed into dough with water, oil and optional salt in a mixing utensil called a parat, and are cooked on a tava (flat skillet).

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  1. ^ "In Trinidad, Diwali Lights Up Like Christmas". NPR. Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Diwali in Trinidad and Tobago". trinidad.us. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Ingram, Amy. "What is Chutney Music?". Wesleyan University. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Parang Music". Destination Trinidad and Tobago. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Soca Music History". Artdrum. Archived from the original on 19 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ "A brief history of the steel pan". BBC. 24 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Trinidad Carnival for Beginners". Caribbean Beat. 1 January 1993. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.