History of Chaguanas

History of Chaguanas

The Borough of Chaguanas  is one of the fastest growing Borough in Trinidad and Tobago, located in Central Trinidad.  Chaguanas became a Borough in 1990, previous to that it was part of the County of Caroni.

It is 35 km south of Port of Spain and 57 km north of San Fernando with Caparo River running through it. Chaguanas was considered to be a prime agricultural land, well known for Sugar and Cocoa. In the 18th Century Chaguanas was given it’s name by Spanish Settlers, when the community was inhabited by an Amerindian Tribe with that said name.  Chaguanas is bounded by Monroe Road Cunupia on the north and Longdenville on the east.  The borough of Chaguanas includes the villages of Montrose, Edinburgh 500, Edinburgh Village, Lange Park, Orchard Garden, Charlieville, Felicity, Endeavour, Enterprise, Longdenville and Cunupia.

Population of Chaguanas

The population of the Borough of Chaguanas stands at 84, 216 as of 2011 National Census carried out by the Central Statistical Office.

 

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