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Barbados
Banner Coat o Airms
(Banner) (Coat o airms)
Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Barbados
Offeecial leid Inglis
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Bridgetown
Govrenment 
 - Queen
- Govrenor-General
- Prime meenister
Parliamentary democracy an constituitonal monarchy
Elizabeth II
Clifford Husbands
Freundel Stuart
 
Aurie
 - Tot
 - % watter

431km²/167 sq mi
negligible
Population
 - 2009
 -  census
 - Density
 
284,589

660/km²
Foondin
 
30 November 1966
Siller Barbadian dollar (BBD)
Time zone UTC - 4
Naitional anthem

"In Plenty and in Time of Need"
Internet TLD .bb
Cawin code +1 (spec. +1-246)

Barbados (pronounced /bɑrˈbeɪdɒs, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊs/ ( listen)) is an island naition o the Lesser Antilles, 34 kilometres (21 mi) in length an as muckle as 23 kilometres (14 mi) in width, amoontin tae 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi). It is situatit in the wastren aurie o the North Atlantic Ocean an 100 kilometres (62 mi) east o the Windward Islands an the Caribbean Sea;[1][2] therein, it is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east o the islands of Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines, an 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east o Trinidad an Tobago. Barbados is ootside o the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.

Pairlament o Barbados an National Heroes Square

Ance a Portuguese territorial possession kent as Os Barbados, in 1625 it became an Inglis, an later a Breetish, colony. The island haes an estimated population o 275,338 fowk, wi aroond 80,000 livin in or aroond Bridgetown, the lairgest ceety an the kintra's caipital.[3] In 1966, Barbados became an independent naition an Commonweel realm, retainin Queen Elizabeth II as Heid o State. Barbados is ane o the Caribbean's leadin tourist destinations an is the maist developed island in the region, wi an HDI number o 0.788.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chapter 4 - The Windward Islands and Barbados - U.S. Library of Congress
  2. "Barbados country profile". BBC News. July 23, 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. Staff (2008). "Places of interest - BRIDGETOWN". Government of Barbados