San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

San Fernando, officially the City of San Fernando, is the most populous city and second most populous municipality in Trinidad and Tobago, after Chaguanas. Sando, as it is also known, occupies 19 km² and is located in the southwestern part of the island of Trinidad. It is bounded to the north by the Guaracara River, the south by the Oropouche River, the east by the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, and the west by the Gulf of Paria. The former borough was elevated to the status of a city corporation on 18 November 1988. The motto of San Fernando is: "Sanitas Fortis" - In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength. Many local Trinidadians refer to the city with the shortened name "Sando." San Fernando is called Trinidad and Tobago's "industrial capital" because of its proximity to the Pointe-à-Pierre oil refinery and many other petrochemical, LNG, iron and steel and aluminium smelters in places such as Point Lisas in Couva, Point Fortin, and La Brea.

San Fernando
City of San Fernando
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
Nickname(s): 
Sando
The Industrial Capital of Trinidad and Tobago[1]
Motto(s): 
Sanitas Fortis
In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength.
San Fernando
Location on the island of Trinidad
San Fernando
San Fernando (Caribbean)
San Fernando
San Fernando (North America)
Coordinates: 10°17′N 61°28′W
Country Trinidad and Tobago
JurisdictionCity of San Fernando
Settled1595
Borough19 August 1853
City18 November 1988
Named forSaint Ferdinand III of Castile
Government
  BodySan Fernando City Corporation
  MayorJunia Regrello, PNM
  Deputy MayorFerri Hosein, PNM
City Corporation seats9 electoral districts
House seats2/41
Area
  City19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  City48,838
  Rank2nd
  Density2,570/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
  Urban
82,997
Demonym(s)San Fernandian
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Postal Code
60xxxx, 61xxxx, 65xxxx[3]
Area code(s)(868)
ISO 3166 codeTT-SFO
Telephone Exchanges652, 653, 657, 658, 697, 831