Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

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Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago
Maritime Headquarters in Barataria
Maritime Headquarters in Barataria
Corporation San Juan-Laventille Regional Corporation
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Time zone AST (UTC−4)

Barataria is a town in Trinidad and Tobago. It is east of Port of Spain and Laventille and west of San Juan. It is part of the East-West Corridor. Barataria is the name of the fictional island awarded to Sancho Panza, to govern, as a prank in Part II of Don Quixote.[1]


Barataria falls under the San Juan-Laventille Regional Corporation. It is a relatively quiet residential area, home to retired and "middle classes" with streets running north-south and east-west with corresponding names, e.g. "Fifth Street". There is the usual suburban mix of churches, shops, bars and auto repair shops. It is not far from the main highways into Port of Spain direct or via the scenic Lady Young Road, and the East-West Corridor. Busy shopping areas are within walking distance. The busy bus route (maxi-taxis abound) running parallel with the eastbound highway runs next to fifth street in Barataria and the Eastern Main Road runs between second and third streets. The bus route was originally built to provide access to and from Piarco International Airport in case of a national emergency.

Coordinates: 10°39′N 61°28′W / 10.650°N 61.467°W / 10.650; -61.467

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  1. ^ Cervantes, Miguel de. Don Quixote, Part II (1615), chapter 42