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Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

This great postcard of Trinidad & Tobago comes from Reinelle. The islands are located off the northern coast of South America, near Venezuela. The islands span a total of 5 128 square kilometers. Fairly larger than I would have thought. The islands were first colonised in 1498 by the Spanish and changed hands several times until it was finally ceded to Great Britain in 1802. The islands then united in 1889 and by 1962 it gained its independence. The islands are home to nearly 1.4 million people, who rank pretty highly on the Human Development Index (HDI.) Some famous people coming from the islands include Brian Lara, the former West Indian cricket captain and miss Starships herself, Nicki Minaj. All and all, to me it seems like a pretty darn stunning place. Love this postcard!