San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

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San Fernando
City
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
Jurisdiction City of San Fernando
Settled 1595
Borough 1853
City November 18th, 1989
Named for Saint Ferdinand III of Castile
Government
 • Mayor Junia Regrello
Area
 • Urban 18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 82,997
 • Rank 2nd
 • Urban 48,838
 • Urban density 2,570/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
 • Metro 34,159
Demonym(s) San Fernandian
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) Not Observed (UTC-4)
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