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Where Is Tobago?

Updated on August 6, 2014

Englishman's Bay In Tobago



Where is Tobago? Many people in the world do not know where Tobago is or that it even exists. When you look on a map you can hardly see Trinidad in the Caribbean which is like a dot and Tobago is located right next to it and is smaller in size!

Tobago to the north of Trinidad

Tobago to the north of Trinidad
Tobago to the north of Trinidad | Source

Where is Tobago on the map?

So where is Tobago located exactly? It is in the southern Caribbean but to the north-east of Trinidad which is just above Venezuela. It is located 11° 9' N latitude and 60° 40' W longitude. The reason that it looks so tiny compared to other countries is that it has an area of 300 km2 (117 square miles). This is smaller than Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska which is just over 127 square miles.

Where is Tobago on the world stage?

Tobago is known as the birthplace of Dwight Yorke a former Manchester United standout as well as a former Word Cup soccer player for Trinidad and Tobago. He played for this top-flight English club in the times of striker Andy Cole, David Beckham, and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. At one time York and Cole were a fearsome attacking force for the ever popular soccer club. In his first year at Manchester United he helped the club win the Premiership title, the FA Cup title and the UEFA Champions League title – three titles in a row! A soccer stadium in Tobago is named after him.

Dwight Yorke, former Manchester United player from Tobago

Dwight Yorke, former Manchester United player from Tobago
Dwight Yorke, former Manchester United player from Tobago | Source

Claude Noel and ANR Robinson

Claude Noel is another famous Tobagonian. At one time he won the WBA (World Boxing Association) World Lightweight title as well as the Commonwealth Lightweight title. He won the prestigious WBA title on September 12, 1981. A highway in Tobago is named after him. In his professional career he has 31 wins and 10 losses.

Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson is another distinguished Tobagonian. He became the third Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago in 1986 and later the third President of Trinidad and Tobago (1997-2003). It was he who put forward the idea of an international court to deal with international crime and this subsequently became a reality in 2002 in the form of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Tobago airport is named after him.

Where is Tobago as a tourism resort?

Tobago is also known as a country that tourists flock to as it has many scenic places of interests like beaches, reefs, historic forts as well as having indigenous birds. There is bird-watching and scuba diving in addition to frequenting art galleries, museums, hotels and guesthouses.

A Tobago Beach

A beach in the western part of Tobago
A beach in the western part of Tobago | Source


Tobago | Source

A dot that is a giant

So where is Tobago? It is not only on the geographic map but on the world stage. Though small in size it is a giant to be reckoned with. See Online Resources for When You Travel to Trinidad and Tobago.


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  • shelpeare profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    You're welcome Deborrah.

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    DeBorrah K Ogans 

    6 years ago

    Shelpare, Thank for this interesting informative hub on Tobago! Peace & Blessings!

  • shelpeare profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    You're welcome everyone.

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    Dora Weithers 

    6 years ago from The Caribbean

    I lived in Trinidad for two years, but never made it to Tobago. Thanks for the view of the beach, and of course,for all the other information.

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    Christy Birmingham 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I now know a great deal more about this location.

  • shelpeare profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    You're welcome Mhatter99.

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    Martin Kloess 

    6 years ago from San Francisco

    Thank you for sharing this report with us.


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