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Maps of Barbados

Physical Map of Barbados showing relief, highest point, important settlements, extreme points, and surrounding water features. atlantic ocean caribbean sea barbados map graphic maps barbados

Barbados, the easternmost island in the Caribbean Sea, is relatively flat and less mountainous, in comparison to its more-mountainous island neighbours to the west. It has an area of 439 sq. km (169 sq mi).

As observed on the physical map of Barbados above, the island is roughly triangular in shape. In the western half, the land rises gently from coastal lowlands into the rolling hills.

Beyond those hills in the central highland region stands the island’s highest point – Mount Hillaby, at an elevation on 1,120ft (340m) above sea level (as marked on the map by a yellow upright triangle).

In the eastern third of Barbados, the landscape rises sharply into low hills that shadow the coastline. In the southern part of the island, the highlands decline steeply to the St. George’s Valley, where the land rises to form Christ Church Ridge between the sea and the valley. Barbados is drained by a few small rivers and all rise in the hilly areas of the central and north. Rainfall also irrigates Barbados through a series of small streams. Offshore, much of the country is circled by coral reefs. 

Parishes of Barbados Map

Political Map of Barbados showing its 11 parishes and the capital city of Bridgetown

Barbados is divided into 11 parishes and 1 city. In alphabetical order, the parishes are: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Lucy, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip, and Saint Thomas. Bridgetown is a city in Barbados.

Located in the south western part of the island country, along the Carlisle Bay is, Bridgetown - the capital and the largest city of Barbados. It is the chief administrative and financial center of the country. Bridgetown is an important sea port in the Caribbean region.

Where is Barbados?

Map showing location of Barbados in the world. bahamas florida gulf of mexico mexico jamaica dominican republic st. vincent and the grenadines grenada central america atlantic ocean atlantic ocean usa honduras nicaragua panama caribbean sea pacific ocean puerto rico south america trinidad and tobago colombia barbados

Barbados is an island country located in the south eastern Caribbean region of North America. It is positioned both in the Northern and western hemispheres of the Earth. Barbados lies to the east of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; to the southeast of Martinique; to the northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

Regional Maps: Map of North America

Outline Map of Barbados

Blank outline map of Barbados

The above blank map represents Barbados - an island country located in the south eastern Caribbean region of North America. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for educational purposes like map-pointing activities and coloring.

Outline Map of Barbados

The above outline map represents Barbados, a roughly triangular shaped island nation in North America. 

Key Facts

Legal Name Barbados
Capital City Bridgetown
13 06 N, 59 37 W
Independence 30 November 1966 (from the UK)

Geography

Total Area 430.00 km2
Land Area 430.00 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 0.0 km
Coastline 97.0 km
Climate Tropical; rainy season (june to october)
Coordinates 13 10 N, 59 32 W
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Atlantic Ocean
Highest Elevation 336 m
Mount Hillaby

Demographics

Population 287,025
Ethnic Groups African descent 92.4%, mixed 3.1%, white 2.7%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.2%, unspecified 0.3% (2010 est.)
Languages English (official), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings)
Religions Protestant 66.4% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 est.)

Economy

Currency Barbadian dollars (BBD)
GDP $5.21 Billion
GDP Per Capita $18,148.24
Exports Manufactures, sugar, molasses, rum, other foodstuffs and beverages, chemicals, electrical components

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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