Port of Spain

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Port of Spain Capital of Trinidad and Tobago, on the nw coast of Trinidad. Founded by the Spanish in the late 16th century, it was seized by Britain in 1797. From 1958 to 1962 it was the capital of the Federation of the West Indies. It is a major Caribbean tourist and shipping centre. Pop. (2002 est.) 45,200.