Trinidad and Tobago
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|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|City||Port of Spain|
|Form of government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
|Size in km²||5130|
|Year of construction||- - - / 1906 (rec, ren)|
|Architect||Richard Bridgens (TT)/ D.M. Hahn (TT, ren)|
The Red House is the seat of Parliament in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The architectural design of the Red House is of Beaux-Arts style. The original building was destroyed in the 1903 water riots and was rebuilt in the year 1907. The Red House is located centrally within the capital city Port of Spain. It is currently used as a meeting place for parliament and elections and for political uses.
Amerindian bones have been recently found, which were retrieved during the construction of the building. These provide insight on the history of Port Of Spain as well as Trinidad and Tobago.
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The "Red House", named after its striking colour, is home to the island nation's Westminster-model parliament. Damaged in 1903, it was rebuilt and refined with stucco ceilings, a rotunda cupola and a parapet on the roof. An attempted coup d'état in 1990 left the building shelled and 24 people dead, but democracy intact. An eternal flame on a marble cenotaph was put up outside as a reminder of the vigilance required in the protection of democracy.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||42||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||31.967|
|Number of women||13||HDI||0,772|
|Pop. per MP||32.383||Democracy index||7,10|
|CO2 total||34.017||CO2 per capita||25,31|