Barbados is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent with a population of 287,733, making it the 180th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown with a total population of 96,578. The country
encompasses 431 square kilometers making it the 198th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the North
Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity and
holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General Elliot Belgrave. Prime Minister Fruendel
Stuart is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following legislative elections, where the leader of
the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general. Its form
of government is Parliamentary Democracy and a part of the Commonwealth and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 30 November 1966.
The languages commonly or official spoken is English. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant other
unspecified and none. As a source of mass communication is has 2 AM, 6 FM and 1 Television station.
Major geographical features are Mount Hillaby as its highest point that has an elevation of 336 meters and Atlantic Ocean as its
lowest point that has an elevation of 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Deep Water Harbour, a part of its Atlantic and
Caribbean Coastline that measures 97 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, sugar, light manufacturing and
component assembly for exports. The official currency is the Barbadian Dollar.
Here’s something you may not know about Barbados. South Carolina was originally settled by Barbadians and its first
governor was a Barbadian. It was a Barbadian who first settled Charles Towne.
|A beach in Barbados
on the Atlantic Ocean-
Barbados' lowest point
|Old cannons in
|The beach at Sam
Lord's Castle. Legend
has it that Sam Lord
hung lanterns in the
trees to look like
Bridgetown to lure
ships, onto the reefs
Sam to plunder their
Updated 06 October 2012
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
1.4% (2009 est.)
Less than 100
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Barbados' highest point
capital and largest city
dish- Flying fish and
cou-cou (corn meal
|Joe's River which runs
through the rainforest
|Killer Whale off
|Caves at North Point-
northernmost point on
the Atlantic Ocean
|South Point- Barbados'
southernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea