Tunapuna, with Trincity in the background
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Time zone||UTC -4 (UTC-4)|
It is located between St. Augustine, Tacarigua and Trincity. Tunapuna is the largest town between San Juan and Arima. It is an important market and commercial centre, and is the seat of the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation. The Tunapuna Parliamentary seat is a marginal, hence popular wisdom dictates: "if you win Tunapuna, you win the elections".
The renowned writer and scholar, C.L.R. James was born and is buried here, and popular 1950s pianist Winifred Atwell was born here. The song Tuna Puna Trinidad was the B-side of a single released by Petula Clark in 1955.
For over one hundred years, Tunapuna has been a Carnival venue. Each year this regional carnival, which is a showcase for traditional and conventional mas, steel band, and stick fighting, is organised by the Tunapuna Carnival Committee.
- "Tunapuna". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- Parsons Zenobio, Laurie; Terry Young; Bonnie Miller. "Petula Clark On Vinyl - The Polygon Years 2011-2012". PetNet. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
- "Tunapuna Carnival Committee". The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
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