Regions and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago


Regions and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago
LocationTrinidad and Tobago
Created
  • 1990
Number15

Trinidad


The following are the municipalities and regions created after the amendment of Act No.8 of 1992:[1][2]

Municipalities of Trinidad
Municipality Land area[3] Population
(2011)[4]
Population density[3]
km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi
Port of Spain 12 4.6 37,074 3,090 8,000
San Fernando 19 7.3 48,838 2,570 6,700
Chaguanas 59 23 83,516 1,416 3,670
Arima 12 4.6 33,606 2,801 7,250
Point Fortin 25 9.7 20,235 809 2,100
Regions of Trinidad
Region Land area[3] Population
(2011)[5]
Population density[3] Regional Capital
km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi
Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo 723 279 178,410 247 640 Couva
Diego Martin 126 49 102,957 817 2,120 Diego Martin
Mayaro–Rio Claro 814 314 35,650 44 110 Mayaro
Penal–Debe 246 95 89,392 363 940 Penal
Princes Town 620 240 102,375 165 430 Princes Town
San Juan–Laventille 239 92 157,258 658 1,700 San Juan
Sangre Grande 927 358 75,766 82 210 Sangre Grande
Siparia 495 191 86,949 176 460 Siparia
Tunapuna–Piarco 510 200 215,119 422 1,090 Tunapuna

The following regions were merged after the amendment of Act No.8 of 1992:[2]

Regions
Dissolved RegionsConsolidated Region
CouvaCouva–Tabaquite–Talparo
Tabaquite–Talparo
MayaroMayaro–Rio Claro
Rio Claro
TunapunaTunapuna–Piarco
Piarco
San JuanSan Juan–Laventille
Laventille


Before 1990 Trinidad was divided into eight counties.

Tobago


Tobago is a ward of Trinidad and Tobago and is governed locally by the Tobago House of Assembly.

Historically, Tobago was divided into seven parishes (Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mary, Saint Patrick and Saint Paul). In 1768 each parish of Tobago had nominated representatives to the Tobago House of Assembly. On 20 October 1889 the British crown implemented a Royal Order in Council constituting Tobago as a ward of Trinidad, thus terminating local government on Tobago and formed a unified colony government.

In 1945 when the county council system was first introduced, Tobago was administered as a single county of Trinidad.

In 1980 provisions were made for the Tobago House of Assembly to be revived as an entity providing local government in Tobago. Under the revived system, Tobago is made up of 12 local electoral districts with each district electing one Assemblyman to the THA.

No. Electoral districts[6]
1 Bacolet / Mount St. George
2 Goodwood /Belle Garden west
3 Bethel / Mt. Irvine
4 Black Rock / Whim / Spring Garden
5 Buccoo / Mount Pleasant
6 Canaan / Bon Accord
7 Lambeau / Signal Hill
8 Parlatuvier / L'Anse Fourmi / Speyside
9 Plymouth / Golden Lane
10 Providence / Mason Hall / Moriah
11 Belle Garden East/ Roxborough / Delaford
12 Scarborough / Calder Hall

See also


Notes


  1. "Act No. 21 of 1990". DIGITAL LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY. Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  2. "Act No.8 of 1992". DIGITAL LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY. Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  3. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report (PDF) (Report). Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office. p. 26. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report (PDF) (Report). Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office. p. 5. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  5. Trinidad and Tobago 2011 Population and Housing Census Demographic Report (PDF) (Report). Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office. p. 5. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  6. Electoral Districts in the Electoral Area of Tobago in relation to Tobago House of Assembly Elections, Elections & Boundaries Commission of T&T

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