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Regional corporations and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Regional corporations and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago

Regional Corporations and municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago
Location Trinidad and Tobago
Number 14
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Trinidad and Tobago
Foreign relations

Contents

  • Trinidad 1
  • Tobago 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Trinidad

Historically, Trinidad was divided into eight counties.

Tobago

Tobago is governed locally by the Tobago House of Assembly.

Historically, Tobago was divided into seven parishes (Saint John, Saint Mary, Saint Patrick and Saint Paul). In 1768 each parish of Tobago had nominated representatives to the Tobago House of Assembly. On 20 October 1889 the British crown implemented a Royal Order in Council constituting Tobago as a ward of Trinidad, thus terminating local government on Tobago and formed a unified colony government.

In 1945 when the county council system was first introduced, Tobago was administered as a single county of Trinidad.

In 1980 provisions were made for the Tobago House of Assembly to be revived as an entity providing local government in Tobago. Under the revived system, Tobago is made up of 12 local electoral districts with each district electing one Assemblyman to the THA.

See also

References

  • 2000 Census: Total Population by Sex, Sex Ratio and Area 2000

External links

  • Ministry of Local Government Website
  • San Fernando City Corporation


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