Arima is a borough in Trinidad (The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) and serves as the country's fourth largest Metropolitan Area. Located in North Central of Trinidad, the population in 2006 was 34,389 according to that year's census.
The town petitioned Queen Victoria for municipal status as part of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. This was granted in the following year, and Arima became a Royal Borough on 01 August 1888. Historically, the third town of Trinidad, Arima has slid into fourth place as Chaguanas became 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.