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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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Barbados, of all the Carribean Islands, is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and charming. It's also one of the most developed islands in the region.

The capital city of Bridgetown is vibrant and offers superb shopping and dining experiences, many historical sites including the National Heroes Square with its statue of Lord Nelson, the National Heroes Gallery, the St. Nicholas Abbey plantation and the Parliament Buildings.

Barbados' beaches with their white sand and turquoise, clear water are major attractions; the Atlantic east coast is a favorite for surfers.

The British influence is still felt with the ritual of afternoon tea, cricket is the national sporting game and many people still dress for dinner. The site of the first British settlement is Holetown, on the west coast.

Central Barbados is home to vast plantation homes and beautiful botanical gardens.
  • Electricity: 115V, 50Hz
  • Times to Travel: Weather in Barbados, like most of the Caribbean, has little variation in conditions throughout the year. The average temperature is 75° to 80° F (24° to 29° C).

    The warm sunshine and fresh breezes make Barbados a year-round destination.

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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

Barbados Trivia

What Languages are Spoken in Barbados?

English is spoken as the official language in Barbados.

What Languages Are Spoken in Barbados?

Where are the Barbados?

Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean.

Fun Facts About 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

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 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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