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Since 1 August 1976, Trinidad and Tobago has become a republic. Head of State is the President of the Republic, elected by Parliament for a five-year term; executive power is exercised by a cabinet, chaired by the prime minister. Legislative power is exercised by the Parliament, made up of two chambers: the House of Representatives (whose members are elected for 5 years by direct suffrage) and the Senate (whose members are appointed by the President of the Republic and in part by the Prime Minister and the parliamentary opposition). There is a Parliamentary Assembly in Tobago and autonomy at the administrative level is envisaged. The justice system is based on the Common Law British. Justice is administered to its highest degree by a Supreme Court. The emanations of the International Court of Justice are not accepted. The death penalty is in effect. The country’s armed forces are organized in the three traditional corps of army, navy and air force; military service is not compulsory but can be done on a voluntary basis from 18 years of age. Teaching is free and compulsory up to 12 years of age. Secondary education is given not only in Grammar Schools, but also in technical, post-primary vocational and master’s schools. Higher education is given in the University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine, 1960) and in some colleges. Illiteracy is contained and stood, in 2007. According to COUNTRYAAH, Trinidad and Tobago is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Port-of-Spain. The latest population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,399,499. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Trinidad and Tobago, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

GEOGRAPHY
The island of Trinidad, by far the largest (4820 km²) and the most important from every point of view, is just 15 km from the Venezuelan coast, at the eastern end of the wide Golfo de Paria (Gulf of Paria), almost opposite the Orinoco delta. Parallel to the northern coasts of Trinidad, high and rocky, a mountain range of modest altitude runs EW, the Northern Range (maximum peak is Mount El Cerro Del Aripo 940 m); otherwise the island is almost entirely flat. More decidedly mountainous is the small island of Tobago, located about thirty km NE of Trinidad and dominated by the Main Range (566 m). From a geological point of view, the reliefs of the two islands are linked to the nearby Venezuelan chains of which they represent the natural extension; they consist of Mesozoic sedimentary formations, mainly limestone, together with mainly Cenozoic deposits. § Given the modest extension of the insular territory, the watercourses, although numerous and rich in water due to the abundant rainfall, have a very short path and therefore of little economic importance; the main rivers of Trinidad are the Caroni, which conveys the waters of the north-western sector of the island, the Ortoire and the Oropuche, which flow into the east coast. § Located between 10th and 12th lat. N, the two islands have a distinctly subequatorial climate with average annual temperatures constantly above 27 ºC and very weak temperature variations. Overall, annual rainfall exceeds 2000 mm in the eastern part of the islands, exposed to the constant NE trade wind; the sheltered western extremities, on the other hand, are relatively less rainy,