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Where is Barbados?

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Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Barbados covers 430 square kilometers of land, making it the 206th largest nation in terms of land area.

Barbados became an independent state in 1966, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Barbados is 287,733 (2012) and the nation has a density of 669 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). As well, the people of Barbados are refered to as Barbadian/Bajan.

The dialing code for the country is 1 and the top level internet domain for Barbadian/Bajan sites is .bb.

Barbados does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Barbados section.

Quick facts

Population 287,733
Density 669.1 / km2 ( 1,733.1 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1966
Capital Bridgetown (Saint Michael)
Currency Barbados Dollar
GDP 4,348,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 15,111 (2014 data)
Land Area 430 km2 (166 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -59.650
Maximum Longitude -59.420
Mininum Latitude 13.050
Maximum Latitude 13.340

What is the capital of Barbados?

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Location of Bridgetown on a map.

Bridgetown is the capital city of Barbados. It has a population of 98,511, and is located on a latitue of 13.1 and longitude of -59.62.

Bridgetown is also the political center of Barbados, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Bridgetown, the Capital Of Barbados

City Bridgetown
Country Barbados
Population 98,511
Longitude -59.61667000
Latitude 13.10000000
Elevation 10 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.