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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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Barbados Flag:
Flag of Barbados

The national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on November 30, 1966. It consists of two blue outer bands separated by a golden middle band, and a black trident-head in the center. The two blue bands are said to stand for the ocean, while the gold is for the sand on the island.

The trident is taken from the old colonial badge, which showed Britannia holding a trident. The broken lower part symbolizes a symbolic break with its historical and constitutional ties as a former colony. The three points of the trident represent the three principles of democracy - government of, for, and by the people.

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Barbados Coat of Arms:
Coat of arms of barbados

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted in 1966 by decree of Queen Elizabeth. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals.

The national symbol is the fist of a Barbadian holding two sugar canes that are crossed to resemble St. Andrew's Cross. This is representative of the importance of the sugar industry as well as Barbados celebrating its national independence day on St. Andrew's Day. The golden shield contains the national flower, known as the Pride of Barbados, and a single bearded fig tree. The shield is supported by a dolphin fish and pelican. They stand for the Pelican Island, and fishing, respectively.

At the bottom is Barbados' national motto ("Pride and Industry") on a scroll.

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?

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 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

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?

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