Scarborough (formerly Port Louis) is the biggest city on Tobago Island, as well as the 5th-most-populous in Trinidad and Tobago. Scarborough City is the cultural and economic center of Tobago. The city covers an area of approx 46 km2 (18 ml2) and has population around 25,000.
The City Skyline of Scarborough is dominated by the 18th-century fortification Fort King George named after King George III which hosts an archaeologic museum. The deepwater harbour of Scarborough was built in 1991, and before that ships had to anchor offshore.
The largest performing art theatre found in the Caribbean is Shaw Park Cultural Complex. In its main hall the facility has a capacity of 5000 +, as well as conference and lecture halls. The City boasts a new Library and Scarborough General Hospital, as well as Victor.E.Bruce financial complex. There are also plans for a new market, indoor sporting complex, a zoo and mega mall.
Scarborough became the capital city of Tobago in 1769 when it replaced Georgetown. Under French rule the city was named Port Louis. Scarborough is also the main seat of Tobago House of Assembly, responsible for Tobago's local governance.
A regularly scheduled ferry service links the city with Port of Spain, Trinidad. Just like the rest of Tobago Island, Scarborough is served by Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport located in Crown Point (13 km / 8 ml from downtown). The city is also served by Claude Noel Highway.
The port's largest cruise ship so far is MSC Fantasia (max capacity 3900 passengers). The liner docked in Scarboroughon March 1, 2018 (9 am - 6 pm), as call port along the 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Feb 17 - March 3) roundtrip from Fort-de-France, Martinique. From here, the ship continued to St Georges, Grenada.
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