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Which country ruled Trinidad and Tobago before its Independence?

Which country ruled Trinidad and Tobago before its Independence?

British
Trinidad remained in the hands of the Spanish from the 15th Century until the British captured it in 1797 – we then became a British colony in 1802. Tobago, by contrast, was ruled at one time or other by a myriad of European powers, including the Spanish, Dutch, French and British.

Who colonized Trinidad first?

Spanish
Columbus discovered Trinidad and Tobago on his third voyage in 1498. Trinidad was inhabited by the Arawak Indians, who were killed by early European settlers. It was colonized by the Spanish in 1592. It continued under Spanish rule until 1797, when it was captured by the British.

Who Conquered Trinidad and Tobago?

the British
The Spanish settlement of San Jose de Oruma, located near the current city of Port of Spain, was the first of the island’s European villages, but was summarily invaded and destroyed by England’s Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595. Trinidad remained under Spanish control until eventually seized by the British in 1797.

How many Trinidadians are in the UK?

Population. 21,283 Trinidad and Tobago-born people were living in the UK at the time of the 2001 Census. The 2011 Census recorded 22,872 Trinidad and Tobago-born residents in England and Wales. The censuses of Scotland and Northern Ireland recorded 663 and 62 Trinidad and Tobago-born residents respectively.

What is my nationality if I was born in Trinidad?

Dual Citizenship Trinidad and Tobago All persons who were granted citizenship under the former Constitution remained citizens. Every person born in Trinidad and Tobago after the commencement of the new Constitution is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by birth, subject to certain exemptions stated by law.

When did Trinidad and Tobago gain its independence?

Trinidad and Tobago chose not to bear the financial burden without Jamaica’s assistance, and the Federation collapsed. Trinidad and Tobago achieved full independence via the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 on August 31, 1962 within the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as its titular head of state.

When did the British take Trinidad from Spain?

1781 – The French capture Tobago from the Spanish, transforming it into a sugar-producing colony. 1797 – A British naval expedition captures Trinidad from Spain. 1802 – Spain cedes Trinidad to Britain under the Treaty of Amiens. 1814 – France cedes Tobago to Britain.

Who was the original ruler of Trinidad and Tobago?

In reality, we were already “found” and occupied by the indigenous Amerindian tribes of the Arawaks and Caribs. Trinidad remained in the hands of the Spanish from the 15th Century. Tobago, by contrast, was ruled at one time or other by a myriad of European powers, including the Spanish, Dutch, French and British.

When did the Dutch colonise Trinidad and Tobago?

1532 – Spain colonises Trinidad, appointing a governor to rule it. 1630s – The Dutch settle on Tobago and plant sugar-cane. 1781 – The French capture Tobago from the Spanish, transforming it into a sugar-producing colony.