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Barbados Geography

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Barbados's Quick Facts

Land Area 430 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Area 430 km2
Population 291,495
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)
Largest Cities
  • Bridgetown (98,511)

Barbados, the easternmost island in the Caribbean is relatively flat in comparison to its more-mountainous island neighbors to the west.

In the western half of the island the land rises gently from coastal lowlands into rolling hills. Beyond those hills in the central highland region stands the island's highest point, Mount Hillaby, at 1,120 ft. (340 m) above sea level.

In the eastern third of Barbados, the landscape rises sharply into low hills that shadow the coastline.

Barbados is drained by a few small rivers and all rise in the hilly areas of the central and north. Rainfall also irrigates Barbados through a series of small streams.

Offshore, much of the country is circled by coral reefs.

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