1. World Map /
  2. North America/
  3. Caribbean/
  4. Barbados/
  5. Barbados Fast Facts

Barbados Facts

Barbados's Information

Flag of Barbados
Land Area 430 km2
Total Area 430km2 (#182)
Population 291,495 (#179)
Population Density 677.90/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $4.80 Billion
GDP Per Capita $17,200
Currency Dollar (BBD)
More Information Barbados
Largest Cities
  • Name: Barbados
  • Capital City: Bridgetown (96,578 pop.)
  • Barbados Population: 288,725 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Barbadian Dollor (BBD)
    (conversion rates)

    barbadian dollar
    Two Barbadian Dollars
  • Ethnicity: black 93%, white 3.2%, mixed 2.6%, East Indian 1%, other 0.2%
  • GDP total: $7.091 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $25,500 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Bajan
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bridgetown, Speightstown, Oistins
  • Name: The Portuguese coined the name and (legend has it) that Barbados means "bearded one" after either the bearded Caribs that first populated the island, or the island's indigenous bearded fig trees.
  • National Day: November 30
  • Religion: Protestant 63.4% (Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic 4.2%, Christian 7%, other 4.8%, none or unspecified 20.6%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Barbados Trivia

What Languages are Spoken in Barbados?

English is spoken as the official language in Barbados.

What Languages Are Spoken in Barbados?

What is the biggest city in Barbados?

Bridgetown is the largest city in Barbados with a population of around 110,000.

Biggest Cities In Barbados

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Barbados?

Barbados has a wealth of natural resources including arable land, fish, forests, fish, minerals, oil, and natural gas.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Barbados?

Is Bridgetown a World Heritage Site?

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, a Caribbean island nation. In 2011, the historic part of the city and its garrison were inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Colonial Bridgetown And Garrison - UNESCO World Heritage Site In Barbados

Where are the Barbados?

Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean.

Fun Facts About Barbados

What Is The Capital Of Barbados?

The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown. With a population of approximately 110,000 in 2014, Bridgetown is also the island country's most populous city. Bridgetown is located in the parish of Saint Michael, on Carlisle Bay, near the island's southwestern coast.

What Is the Capital of Barbados?

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

Trending on WorldAtlas

Countries & Territories Of The Caribbean