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Coordinates: 13°10′N 59°33′W / 13.167°N 59.550°W / 13.167; -59.550

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

431km²/167 sq mi
 - 2009
 -  census
 - Density

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/ (deprecatit template)) 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. Julie 23, 2011. Retrieved 28 Aprile 2011. 
  3. Staff (2008). "Places of interest - BRIDGETOWN". Government of Barbados.