Diego Martin Travel Guide

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Diego Martin is a town in northwestern Trinidad , just west of the capital Port of Spain and east of Carenage . It is a densely populated area nestled in a valley of the Northern Range . It was named after a Spanish explorer Don Diego Martín. The area was first settled by French planters and their slaves in the 1780s . It consists of a cluster of villages including Congo Village, Diamond Vale, Green Hill, Patna Village, Petit Valley, La Puerta, Rich Plain, River Estate and Sierra Leone. " Patna " reflects the settlement of Indo-Trinidadian indentured labourers , while " Congo " and " Sierra Leone " refer to free African indentured labourers. Places to visit include the historical Waterwheel and the Blue Range waterfalls.

The town area is administered by the Diego Martin Regional Corporation .

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