Scarborough, Tobago

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Town of Scarborough
Town
Location of Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago.
Location of Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago.
Coordinates: 11°11′0″N 60°44′15″W / 11.18333°N 60.73750°W / 11.18333; -60.73750Coordinates: 11°11′0″N 60°44′15″W / 11.18333°N 60.73750°W / 11.18333; -60.73750
Country Tobago
Region Western Tobago
Parish Saint Andrew Parish
City Scarborough
Government
 • Chief Secretary body Orville London
Population (2000)
 • Total 17,000
Time zone AST (UTC-4)

Scarborough is the largest town and capital of the island of Tobago, part of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Its population is around 17,000, almost one-third of the population of the island. The town is dominated by Fort King George, an 18th-century fortification named after King George III which now hosts a historic/archaeologic museum. Scarborough's deepwater harbour was built in 1991; before that ships were forced to anchor offshore.

Scarborough became the capital of Tobago in 1769 when it replaced the then-capital of Georgetown. Under French rule it was named Port Louis. The town of Scarborough serves as the main seat of the Tobago House of Assembly, which is responsible for local governance in Tobago.

A ferry service links Scarborough with Port of Spain, Trinidad. Like the rest of the island of Tobago, Scarborough is served by the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (formerly Crown Point Airport) located in Crown Point which is located 8 miles from Downtown Scarborough.

The town is named after the British town of the same name on the North Sea coast.

Geography[edit]

Scarborough is located on the South Western side of Tobago.

Climate[edit]

Area has a relatively rare Köppen Climate Classification subtype of "Am" (Tropical Monsoon Climate).[1]

Climate data for Scarborough , Tobago
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(85)
30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(85)
30.4
(86.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(74)
23
(73)
23.4
(74.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
46
(1.8)
64
(2.5)
147
(5.8)
188
(7.4)
163
(6.4)
170
(6.7)
221
(8.7)
206
(8.1)
160
(6.3)
1,504
(59.2)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

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