San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
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|City of San Fernando|
Independence Avenue in Downtown San Fernando
The Industrial Capital of Trinidad and Tobago
In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength.
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Jurisdiction||City of San Fernando|
|City||November 18th, 1989|
|Named for||Saint Ferdinand III of Castile|
|• Mayor||Junia Regrello|
|• City||19 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||2,570/km2 (6,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
60xxxx, 61xxxx, 65xxxx
|ISO 3166 code||TT-SFO|
|Telephone Exchanges||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, officially the City of San Fernando, is the second most populous municipality in Trinidad and Tobago, after Chaguanas and the most populous city. It occupies 19 km² and is located in the southwestern part of the island of Trinidad. It is bounded to the north by the Guaracara River, the south by the Oropouche River, the east by the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, and the west by the Gulf of Paria. The former borough was elevated to the status of a city corporation on 18 November 1989. The motto of San Fernando is: "Sanitas Fortis" - In a Healthy Environment We Will Find Strength. Many local Trinidadians refer to the city with the shortened name "Sando." San Fernando is called Trinidad and Tobago's "industrial capital" because of its proximity to the Pointe-à-Pierre oil refinery and many other petrochemical, LNG, iron and steel and aluminium smelters in places such as Point Lisas in Couva, Point Fortin, and La Brea.
San Fernando is a coastal city. It is bounded by the Guaracara River to the north, the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway to the east, the Southern Main Road to the southeast, and the Oropouche River to the south. The city proper is located on the flanks of two hills - San Fernando Hill (formerly known as Naparima Hill) and Alexander Hill. Several mansions on the pinnacle of Alexander Hill house belong to some of the more prominent San Fernandian families. The Cipero, Vistabella, Marabella and the Godineau Rivers all enter the sea within the city limits.
|Climate data for San Fernando area, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||24.77
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||80.86
|Source: World Bank Group|
|South Asian (Indo-Trinidadian)||30.3%|
|Dougla (South Asian and Black)||8.2%|
|European (White Trinidadian)||0.5%|
|East Asian (Chinese)||0.6%|
|Native American (Amerindian)||0.08%|
Prominent San Fernandians
- Stephen Ames, PGA Tour golfer
- Eugene Chen (Chen Youren) (1878–1944) Foreign Minister of China.
- Hasely Crawford, Olympic gold medalist (1976)
- Hedy Fry, PC, MP (born 6 August 1941) is a Trinidadian-born Canadian politician and physician.
- Noor Hassanali, President of Trinidad and Tobago (1987–97)
- Rikki Jai, chutney and chutney soca artist
- Christina F. Lewis (1919-1974) Pan-African community worker, trade unionist and women's rights activist
- Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1991–95, 2002–2010)
- Sir Trevor McDonald, news reporter
- Dr. Romesh Mootoo first mayor of the City of San Fernando
- Mishael Morgan, TV Actress
- Basdeo Panday, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1995–2002)
- Manny Ramjohn, long-distance runner; first person to win a gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago at a major athletics event.
- Jean Ramjohn-Richards, First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago (2003–2013)
- George Maxwell Richards, President of Trinidad and Tobago (2003–2013)
- Adrian Cola Rienzi (Krishna Deonarine Tiwari)
- Jlloyd Samuel, footballer
- Sullivan Walker, film and television actor
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- "Trinidad and Tobago (Climate Data > Historical)". The World Bank Group. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "Climate San Fernando". The World Bank Group. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- Central Statistical Office. "NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION BY SEX, AGE GROUP, ETHNIC GROUP AND MUNICIPALITY" (PDF).
- Felmine, Kevon (2012-03-03). "San Fernando farewell to actor Sullivan Walker". Trinidad Guardian. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
San Fernando travel guide from Wikivoyage
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