Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and TobagoPort-of-Spain
, population 50,878 (1990
), is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago
. The city is located on the Gulf of Paria. It is one of the major shipping hubs of the Caribbean
, with exports of agricultural products and asphalt
from the Guianas and iron
ore from Venezuela
are transferred there for overseas shipment.
From 1958 to 1962, Port-of-Spain was the capital of the Federation of the West Indies.