Borough of Arima
Arima is a municipality and is the fourth largest city of Trinidad Island and of Trinidad and Tobago. Located in eastern Trinidad, Arima contains and supports the only organized indigenous community in the country, the Caribbean Community of Santa Rosa and is the seat of the Caribbean Queen. Arima was founded in 1757 by the Capuchin friars as a mission to convert the Amerindian population to Christianity. Arima petitioned Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to be elevated to municipality as part of her golden jubilee in 1887. This was granted the following year and Arima became a royal city on August 1,1888.
Historically the third city of Trinidad, Arima has fallen to the fourth position while Chaguanas has grown to be the largest city in the country. The calypsonian Aldwyn Roberts was a favored son of Arima.