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

Banner o Barbados
Coat o airms o Barbados
Coat o airms
Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Location o Barbados
Caipital Bridgetown
13°06′N 59°37′W / 13.100°N 59.617°W / 13.100; -59.617
Lairgest ceety capital
Offeecial leids Inglis
Recognised regional leids Bajan Creole
Ethnic groups (2010[1])
Govrenment Pairlamentar democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Dame Sandra Mason
Freundel Stuart
Legislatur Pairlament
Hoose o Assemmly
• Frae the Unitit Kinrick
30 November 1966
• Tot
439 km2 (169 sq mi) (183rd)
• Watter (%)
• 2010 census
277,821[2] (181st)
• Density
660/km2 (1,709.4/sq mi) (15t)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$4.663 billion[3]
• Per capita
$16,669[3] (73rd)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$4.385 billion[3]
• Per capita
HDI (2015) Steady 0.795[4]
heich · 54t
Siller Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
Time zone Eastren Caribbean (UTC−4)
• Summer (DST)
Nae observed (UTC−4)
Drives on the caur[5]
Cawin code +1 -246
ISO 3166 code BB
Internet TLD .bb

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;[6][7] 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.[8] 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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Barbados CIA World Factbook
  2. "Barbados – General Information". GeoHive. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Barbados, International Monetary Fund.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2017. 
  5. "Barbados". 29 August 2006. Archived frae the oreeginal on 15 October 2007.  (, updated 5 June 2006.
  6. Chapter 4 - The Windward Islands and Barbados - U.S. Library of Congress
  7. "Barbados country profile". BBC News. Julie 23, 2011. Retrieved 28 Aprile 2011. 
  8. Staff (2008). "Places of interest - BRIDGETOWN". Government of Barbados.