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Trinidad and Tobago Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 1,225   Population 2000 (UN '000) 1,294
Area (km2) 5,202   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 13
Number of Administrative Units 30   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 41
Number of Urban Extents 3   Number of Settlement Points 21

Trinidad and Tobago Details

Continent North America
Country Name Trinidad and Tobago
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type County
Level2 Type Ward
Number of Units 30
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 41
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 1,177
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 1,200
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 1,225
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 1,215
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 1,262
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 1,294
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 5,202
Average Input Resolution (km) 13
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 21
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 55,419
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,000
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 17,071
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 3
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 2,083
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 766
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,297
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 991,180
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,365
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 343,670
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,031,010
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 44%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 80%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 75%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 6
Regression-estimated Extents 1
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Ward (administrative level 2) data for 1990, Central Statistical Office, 1990 Population and Housing Census, Vol II(2), Demographic Report, 1994 Port of Spain. The 1990 county and 2000 county and wards within St George County obtained from the Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistics Office 2000 Census Table 8 (
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Republic of Trinidad & Tobago Central Statistical Office (CSO), 1988.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
2000 Census Trinidad and Tobago, Central Statistical Office,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Port-of-Spain, Arima borough and San Fernando town.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
In 2000, the Port of Spain population was added to the population of Diego Martin and the Borough of Arima pop added to Arima.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Administrative level 1 data is used for all counties except for St. George County, which is further broken down into 6 towns and suburbs.