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Barbados

Common English Name: Barbados

Capital: Bridgetown

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (East)
Caribbean Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
430 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
97 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Relatively flat
HIGHEST POINT
Mt. Hillaby (336 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Fish
Natural gas
NATURAL DISASTERS
Hurricanes
Landslides
DEMONYM
Barbadian
Bajan (Local)
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (92.4%)
White (2.7%)
Mixed (3.1%)
East Indian (1.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Bajan
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (66.3%)
Roman Catholic (3.8%)
Rastafarian (1%)
POPULATION
291,495
LARGEST CITY
Bridgetown (110, 000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy with a Commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
11 Parishes
1 City
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
30 November 1966 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Neptune’s Trident
NATIONAL ANTHEM
The National Anthem of Barbados
GDP PER CAPITA
$16,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Barbadian Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $2.00 (BBD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bb
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (246)

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

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