Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Trinidad and Tobago

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Trinidad and Tobago - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

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ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

TT

Internet country code

TT

GRC Country Code

TRI

Trinidad and Tobago -Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Trinidad and Tobago -Date formats

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   dd/mm/yyyy

Trinidad and Tobago -Languages

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The official language is English External. The version spoken in Trinidad and Tobago is a dialect rather than a distinct Creole. There are some 45 000 Hindi External-speakers, 36 000 Lesser Antillean Creole English External-speakers and a number of Trinidad Creole French External-speakers.

Trinidad and Tobago -Personal names

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Some women retain their maiden names upon marriage by hyphenating it to their husband’s family name.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Trinidad and Tobago - Addresses

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Addresses have the format:

   Building number[ ]Thoroughfare name[ ]Thoroughfare type
   {DISTRICT/VILLAGE}
   POST OFFICE LOCATION[, ]{Postal code}

For example:

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Addresses are written in English. Buildings are numbered along streets with odd numbers on one side and even on the other.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Trinidad and Tobago -Post office box

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This is written PO Box.

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal codes

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Trinidad and Tobago has no postal code system.

Trinidad and Tobago are currently implementing a Postal Code system which has a 6-digit numeric code. The first two digits point to the delivery office in one of the 72 postal districts; the next two digits indicate a sub-district (called the “delivery loop”); and the final two a zone or building.

Codes are added after the place name on the last line in this way:

   DIEGO MARTIN, 121086

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Trinidad and Tobago - Postal code format graphic

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Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code format

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code specifics

n/a.

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code regular expression

\A(\d{6,6})\Z

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Trinidad and Tobago

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Refer to Exonyms in Trinidad and Tobago for full lists of place names in Trinidad and Tobago in other languages.

Trinidad and Tobago -Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Trinidad and Tobago has 9 regional corporations External, 2 city corporations (shown with §), 3 borough corporations (shown in the list below with an asterisk), and 1 ward (shown with a ‡):

    Arima External *
    Chaguanas External * 
    Claro
    Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo External
    Diego Martin External
    Mayaro/Rio External
    Penal/Debe External
    Point Fortin External * 
    Port-of-Spain External §
    Princes Town External
    Sangre Grande External
    San Juan/Laventille External
    San Fernando External §
    Siparia External
    Tobago ExternalTunanpuna/Piarco External

Telephone numbers in Trinidad and Tobago

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All telephone numbers in Trinidad and Tobago have the area code 868. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile number subscriber numbers commence with these ranges: 27-299, 301-310, 312-399, 460-469, 470-484, 490-499, 620, 678, 680-689, 710, 712-799.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Trinidad and Tobago


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