San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
San Fernando
City of San Fernando
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
Nickname(s): 
Sando
Motto(s): 
Sanitas Fortis
In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength.
Location on the island of Trinidad
Location on the island of Trinidad
Coordinates: 10°17′N 61°28′W / 10.283°N 61.467°W / 10.283; -61.467Coordinates: 10°17′N 61°28′W / 10.283°N 61.467°W / 10.283; -61.467
Country Trinidad and Tobago
JurisdictionCity of San Fernando
Settled1595
Borough1853
CityNovember 18th, 1989
Named forSaint Ferdinand III of Castile
Government
 • MayorJunia Regrello
Area
 • Urban
18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • City82,997
 • Rank2nd
 • Urban
48,838
 • Urban density2,570/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
 • Metro
34,159
Demonym(s)San Fernandian
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Not Observed)
Postal Code
60xxxx, 61xxxx, 65xxxx [1]
Area code(s)+ 1 (868) 652, 653, 657, 658, 697, 831
HDI The HDI for Trinidad and Tobago is 0.814, which gives the country a rank of 19th out of 177 countries with data (2007/2008) – high

San Fernando is the second largest city of Trinidad and Tobago. About 50,000 people live here. It used to be a borough, but was made into a city in 1988. Pitch Lake is located here.

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

San Fernando has a sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of Postal Districts". TTPOST. TTPOST. July 29, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

San Fernando travel guide from Wikivoyage