Trinidad and Tobago

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National Data

Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Flag
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Country code TT
City Port of Spain
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 5130
Population 1360088
Year of construction - - - / 1906 (rec, ren)


Type British
Volume 47600
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

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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


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