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 B
elgrave. Prime Minister Fruendel
tuart 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
overlooking the
Caribbean Sea
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
offshore, enabling
Sam to plunder their
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Mount Hillaby-
Barbados' highest point
Bridgetown- Barbados'
capital and largest city
Coles Pasture-
Barbados' easternmost
Barbados' national
dish- Flying fish and
cou-cou (corn meal
Harrison's Cave
Joe's River which runs
through the rainforest
of Barbados
Killer Whale off
Cobbler's Reef
Martin's Bay
Barbados' national
Caves at North Point-
northernmost point on
the Atlantic Ocean
South Point- Barbados'
southernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Ragged Point
Harrison Point
Lighthouse- Barbados'
westernmost point