About Barbados

Capital Bridgetown
National Name including "Bimshire barbados
National Holiday New Year's Day
Language English
Barbados country code +1
President Mia Mottley (2019)
Land Area 431 km²
Total Area 431 km²
Population 2.87 lakhs (2019)
Groth Rate -0.1%
Birth rate 1.62/1000
Infant Mortality rate 12.4/1000
Life Expectancy 79.08 years
Density 17/668 Km2
Currency Barbados Dollar
Literacy Rate 99.60%(2020 est)


Barbados is an island in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in North America. Its capital is Bridgetown. Covering an area of 432 square kilometers, the Kalinago people were the first to settle in Barbados in the 13th century. The country was under slavery but later became an independent state in the year 1966. It has a population of 287,010 people. Barbados is considered to be one of the leading tourist destinations.


Archeological evidence reveals humans have first settled around 1600 BC. The Arawak from South America, the Kalinago were the other group who settled in Barbados. It was not clear which European nation visited Barbados in the 15th or 16th century.


The official language of Barbados is English. It is been used for communications, administrative purposes all over the island. 90% of the population speak Bajan Creole. 95% of the population are Christians. Anglicans, Catholic Church, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Spiritual Baptists are some of the other communities prevalent in the country.


Barbados is home to four unique species of nesting turtles like green turtles, loggerheads and has the second-largest turtle-breeding population in the Caribbean. The driving of vehicles on beaches is strictly prohibited as it can crush the nests of the turtles buried in the sand.


One must not miss certain places of Barbados if one has been there. Bathsheba, which is known for the picturesque seaside spots in all of Barbados. Bridgetown, a great place to relax in the Bajan atmosphere. Hunte’s Garden, a nursery which unusual flora. St. Nicholas Abbey, a museum site, inviting travelers to explore its beauty. Garrison Savannah Historic Area, consists of the ruined barracks and fort building used by the British. Queen’s Park, which shelters the fattest tree in the entire Caribbean region, takes around 15 adults to hug it. Barbados Boardwalk, a calm place to sit and enjoy the breeze. Speightstown, offering a serene atmosphere of island life. Barbados Concorde Experience, an exhibition that deals with the most advanced technologies.

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