Arima is a town on Trinidad in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It served as the country's 4th largest Metropolitan Area. It is located in North Central of Trinidad.The 2006 Census says that the population in that year is 34,389.
Arima petitioned Queen Victoria for municipal status as part of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. This was granted the following year and Arima became a Royal Borough on 1 August 1888. Historically the third town of Trinidad, Arima has slid into fourth position as Chaguanas has boomed into the largest town in the country.
The calypsonian Lord Kitchener (1922–2000) was a favoured son of Arima. His remains are interred in the Santa Rosa Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arima. Footballer Clayton Ince was also born in the town.
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