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Barbados Facts

  • 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%
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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)
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