Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands and numerous landforms
Islands of Trinidad and Tobago
This is a list of islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic republic in the southern Caribbean.-Bocas Islands:The Bocas Islands lie between Trinidad and Venezuela, in the Bocas del Dragón...

 which make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles...

. It is the southernmost island in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

 and lies just 11 km (6.8 mi) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela
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. With an area of 4768 km² (1,840.9 sq mi) it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies. Time zone: GMT −4 (Trinidad does not observe DST
Daylight saving time
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Many believe the original name for the island in the Arawaks' language was "Iëre" which meant "Land of the Humming Bird".