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Trinidad and Tobago

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Table of Contents

Trinidad and Tobago - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



1 328 019 (2011) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Trinidad and Tobago -Number format


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

Trinidad and Tobago - Date formats


   Note: This section last updated 20th June 2021

Trinidad and Tobago -Languages


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


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


   Note: This section last updated 12th October 2020

Addresses have the format:

   Building number[ ]Thoroughfare name[ ]Thoroughfare type
   POST OFFICE LOCATION[ ]{Postal code}

For example:


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


This is written PO Box.

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 15th March 2021

Trinidad and Tobago completed implementing a Postal Code system in February 2021, 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


Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code format

Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code specifics


Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code regular expression


Trinidad and Tobago -Postal code level of coverage


Trinidad and Tobago - Postal code map


Place names in Trinidad and Tobago


   Note: This section last updated 31st August 2015

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


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 * 
    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

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Trinidad and Tobago


   Note: This section last updated 12th March 2021

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: 25, 261-262, 265, 27-299, 301-310, 312-399, 430-436, 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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