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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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Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Sir Grantley Herbert Adams first premier
  • Jom Michael "Tom" Adams former prime minister
  • Owen Seymour Arthur former prime minister
  • Dame Ruth Nita Barrow nurse, activist, politician
  • Errol Barrow first prime minister
  • Andrea Blackett athlete, coach
  • Sir Courtney Blackman economist, diplomat
  • Edward Kamau Brathwaite author, poet
  • Bussa slave, led Bussa Rebellion (born in Africa)
  • Anthony "Mighty Gabby" Carter musician, cultural ambassador
  • Austin Clarke author, essayist
  • Rupert "Rupee" Clarke soca musician
  • Frank Appleton Collymore literary editor, author
  • Anne C. Cools Canadian politician
E - G
  • Alan Emtage designed Archie - internet search engine
  • Rihanna Fenty singer, songwriter
  • Joel Garner cricketer
  • Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge historian
  • Gordon Greenidge cricketer
  • Grynner musician
  • Alison Hinds soca singer
  • Sir Conrad Hunte cricketer
  • Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands governor-general
L - M
  • George Lamming author, poet, educator
  • Glenville Lovell author, playwright
  • Malcolm Marshall cricketer
  • Zeeteah Massiah singer
  • Earl Maynard bodybuilder, wrestler, actor
  • Dame Billie Miller politician

O - P

  • Charles O'Neale physician, politician, "National Hero"
  • Jackie Opel singer, dancer
  • Clement Payne trade union movement pioneer,
    "National Hero"
  • Rayvon singer
  • Red Plastic Bag musician
  • Rihanna singer, actress
  • Rupee musician (born in Germany)
  • Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford former prime minister
  • Sir Arleigh Winston Scott former governor-general
  • Shontelle singer, songwriter
  • William T. Shorey whaling ship captain "Black Ahab"
  • Sir Garfield Sobers cricketer
  • Sir Hugh Worrell Springer former governor-general
  • Sir Harold Bernard St. John former prime minister
  • Hon. Freundel Jerome Stuart prime minister
T - W
  • Arturo Tappin musician
  • Obadele Thompson olmypic medalist, sprinter
  • Sir Clyde Walcott cricketer
  • Sir Everton Weekes cricketer
  • Sir Frank Worrell cricketer

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Barbados Trivia

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?

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

Where are the Barbados?

Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean.

Fun Facts About 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

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.

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