Trinidad (Spanish: "Trinity") is the largest and most populous of the 23 islands which make up the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and lies just 11 km (7 miles) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. Trinidad has an area of 4,769 km┬▓ (1,864 sq. mi.) and is located between and .
Trinidad was originally settled by Amerindians of South American origins. The first European to spot it was Christopher Columbus on his third voyage in 1498.He sailed to the 'New World' in three ships, called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. On first discovering the Island, (or RE-discovered as was the case) he named it La Trinity in the name of Spain. He called it this because the first thing he saw when approaching the island from the south was three hills together. The island was later renamed Trinidad, although the hills are still known as Trinity Hills. Trinidad remained in Spanish hands until 1797 (when the British attacked the isl