Common English Name: Barbados
Capital: Bridgetown

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Bajan

Resources

Petroleum, Fish, Natural gas

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Black (92.4%), White (2.7%), Mixed (3.1%), East Indian (1.3%)

People

Est. Population:

291,495

Demonym:

Barbadian
Bajan (Local)

Religions:

Protestant (66.3%)
Roman Catholic (3.8%)
Rastafarian (1%)

Largest City:

Bridgetown (110, 000)

Geography

Region:

Caribbean

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (East)
Caribbean Sea (West)

Total Area:

430 km2
(100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

97 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Relatively flat

Highest Point

Mt. Hillaby (336 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Hurricanes
Landslides

Government

Type:

Parliamentary democracy with a Commonwealth realm

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Admin. Divisions

11 Parishes
1 City

Independence:

30 November 1966 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Neptune’s Trident

Nat'l Anthem:

The National Anthem of Barbados

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$16,600 (USD)

Currency

$ (Barbadian Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Barbadian Dollar)2.00

Communication

Internet Code

.bb

Telephone Code

+1 (246)

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Cultural Notes

Tuk bands are not an uncommon sight around the Barbados, and are brightly dressed musicians who play upbeat drums and whistles.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html (Majority of information)
http://www.barstats.gov.bb/files/documents/PHC_2010_Census_Volume_1.pdf (Population data except for Bridgetown and total population)
http://barbados.org/btown.htm#.WBJxiforLic (Bridgetown population)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 October 2016