Port-of-Spain

[ pawrt-uh v-speyn, pohrt- ]
/ ˈpɔrt əvˈspeɪn, ˈpoʊrt- /

noun

a seaport on NW Trinidad, in the SE West Indies: the national capital of Trinidad and Tobago.

Definition for port of spain (2 of 2)

Trinidad and Tobago


noun

(used with a plural verb) two islands in the N Atlantic Ocean, off the NE coast of Venezuela.
(used with a singular verb) an independent republic in the West Indies, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago: member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1980 sq. mi. (5128 sq. km). Capital: Port-of-Spain.
Related formsTrin·i·da·di·an and To·ba·go·ni·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for port of spain (1 of 2)

Port of Spain


noun

the capital and chief port of Trinidad and Tobago, on the W coast of Trinidad. Pop: 56 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for port of spain (2 of 2)

Trinidad and Tobago


noun

an independent republic in the Caribbean, occupying the two southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles: became a British colony in 1888 and gained independence in 1962; became a republic in 1976; a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, with a large Hindu minority. Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar. Capital: Port of Spain. Pop: 1 225 225 (2013 est). Area: 5128 sq km (1980 sq miles)
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Culture definitions for port of spain

Trinidad and Tobago

[ (tuh-bay-goh) ]

Independent republic in the West Indies, comprising two islands off the northeast coast of Venezuela. Its capital and largest city is Port-of-Spain.

Note

A popular resort area, the country is appreciated particularly for its culture, which is composed of a mixture of black African, Indian, Chinese, European, and Middle Eastern settlers.
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