"Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes, Edition 2" (GENC), a U.S. standard that's supposed to
correspond to ISO 3166-2, was issued on 2014-03-31. It has codes for the regions of Trinidad and Tobago. Like GEC, it has only one code
TT-TOB. An update to ISO 3166-2, dated 2015-11-27, withdraws the ISO codes for Eastern and Western Tobago and
replaces them with
TT-TOB for Tobago. It also changes the code for Mayaro/Rio Claro from
TT-MRC. The GENC code has not changed to match it. Now that none of the standards show Eastern and Western Tobago separately,
I conclude they should be combined.
"Geopolitical Entities and Codes" (GEC) is the successor to FIPS standard 10-4. Update 13 to GEC is dated 2013-09-30. For Trinidad and Tobago, all it does is correct one misspelling.
Update 7 to GEC was issued with the date 2012-02-01. It reflects the changes that have occurred in the country's subdivisions since 1980. It shows Tobago as a single division, though. It also changes the spelling of Port-of-Spain to Port of Spain.
International standard ISO 3166-2 was published on December 15, 1998. It superseded ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard). For
Trinidad and Tobago, the draft standard showed eight counties, three municipalities, and one ward. The final standard shows eleven regions
and five municipalities. Most of the codes are different, but the code "
SGE" was Saint George in the old scheme and Sangre
Grande in the new one. The change in the standard corresponds to an actual change in the administrative division of Trinidad and Tobago.
|Short name||TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
|Capital||Port of Spain|
Trinidad and Tobago was a British colony for the first part of the 20th century. On 1962-08-31 it became an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
Spanish Trinidad: Trinity, named by Columbus on sighting three peaks; Carib tavaco: tobacco pipe
Trinidad and Tobago is divided into nine regions, three boroughs, two cities, and one ward.
|Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo||reg||178,410||152,483||720||278||Couva||Caroni, Saint George, Victoria|
|Diego Martin||reg||102,957||86,805||128||49||Petit Valley||Saint George|
|Mayaro/Rio Claro||reg||35,650||30,298||853||329||Rio Claro||Mayaro, Nariva|
|Penal/Debe||reg||89,392||77,756||247||95||Penal||Saint Patrick, Victoria|
|Point Fortin||bor||20,235||17,755||24||9||Point Fortin||Point Fortin|
|Port of Spain||cit||37,074||37,965||13||5||Port of Spain||Port of Spain|
|Princes Town||reg||102,375||85,682||621||240||Princes Town||Victoria|
|San Fernando||cit||48,838||48,784||19||7||San Fernando||San Fernando|
|Sangre Grande||reg||75,766||58,311||899||347||Sangre Grande||Saint Andrew, Saint David|
|San Juan/Laventille||reg||157,258||136,759||220||85||Laventille||Saint George|
Note: the census data subdivide Tobago, not into Eastern and Western regions, but into seven parishes. Eastern Tobago includes the parishes of Saint George (2011 population: 6,875), Saint John (2,825), Saint Mary (3,297), and Saint Paul (6,048). Western Tobago includes Saint Andrew (17,536), Saint David (8,733), and Saint Patrick (15,560).
According to this TTPOST page, Trinidad and
Tobago launched a six-digit postal code scheme on 2012-03-28. The numbers are not yet available online. The first two digits of the code
identify the main post office for processing deliveries. For example, Diego Martin's post office handles codes beginning with
The UN LOCODE page for Trinidad and Tobago lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
|Mayaro||cn||4,196||7,448||33,200||378||146||Rio Claro, Nariva|
|Point Fortin||mu||17,300||Point Fortin|
|Port of Spain||mu||92,793||62,680||58,300||6||3||Port-of-Spain|
|Saint Andrew||cn||23,285||39,071||57,800||733||283||Sangre Grande|
|Saint David||cn||5,037||6,009||205||79||Sangre Grande, Saint Andrew|
|San Fernando||mu||28,842||36,879||33,100||2||1||San Fernando|
TT.ET, ISO code
ETO, FIPS code
TD11, 2011 population 19,045. 2000 pop. 14,887, area 215 km.², capital Roxborough) and Western Tobago (
TD11, 41,829, 29,303, 88, Scarborough).
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