Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago


National anthem of Trinidad and Tobago

Forged from the Love of Liberty

Forged from the Love of Liberty is the national anthem of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally composed as the national anthem for the short-lived West Indies Federation (1958-1962), this song was adopted by Trinidad and Tobago when it became independent in 1962.
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Map of Trinidad and Tobago

Map of Trinidad and Tobago

Basic information on Trinidad and Tobago

First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.
Location Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Population 1,056,608 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Trinidadian(s), Tobagonian(s) adjective: Trinidadian, Tobagonian
Flag description red with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist side to the lower fly side