Barbados
English: Barbados

Barbados

Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Anthem: In Plenty and In Time of Need
Location of Barbados
Capital
and largest city
Bridgetown
13°06′N 59°37′W / 13°06′N 59°37′W / 13.100; -59.617
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languagesBajan Creole
Ethnic groups
(est. 2010[1])
  • 92.4% Afro-Barbadian
  • 3.1% Multiracial
  • 2.7% White Barbadian
  • 1.3% Indians in Barbados
  • 0.5% other/unspecified
Religion
Demonym(s)
  • Barbadian
  • Bajan (colloquial)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Dame Sandra Mason
Mia Mottley
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence
• From the United Kingdom
30 November 1966
Area
• Total
439 km2 (169 sq mi) (183rd)
• Water (%)
Negligible
Population
• 2010 census
277,821[2] (181st)
• Density
660/km2 (1,709.4/sq mi) (15th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$5.398 billion
• Per capita
$18,798[3]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$5.207 billion
• Per capita
$18,133[3]
HDI (2017)Increase 0.800[4]
very high · 58th
CurrencyBarbadian dollar ($) (BBD)
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC−4 (Not observed)
Driving sideleft[5]
Calling code+1-246
ISO 3166 codeBB
Internet TLD.bb

Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. The island has an area of about 430 km². Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. The official language of Barbados is English. Barbados is a popular tourist destination. In 2008, the island had a population of about 284,000 people.[6] About 80,000 live in or around Bridgetown.[7]

The island is in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea.[8] It is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the main Atlantic hurricane belt.

The island's only airport is the Grantley Adams International Airport.

History

Barbados was first visited by the Spanish around the late 1400s to early 1500s. It first was on a Spanish map in 1511.[9] The native Arawaks may have fled or become slaves.[9] The Portuguese visited in 1536. They brought wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. The first English ship, the Olive Blossom, came in 1624. They said the island belonged to the British king James I. Two years later in 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England.[10]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Barbados
Alemannisch: Barbados
አማርኛ: ባርቤዶስ
Ænglisc: Barbados
العربية: باربادوس
aragonés: Barbados
arpetan: Barbâda
asturianu: Barbados
Avañe'ẽ: Varvado
Aymar aru: Barbados
azərbaycanca: Barbados
تۆرکجه: باربادوس
Bân-lâm-gú: Barbados
башҡортса: Барбадос
беларуская: Барбадас
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Барбадас
भोजपुरी: बारबाडोस
Bikol Central: Barbados
български: Барбадос
Boarisch: Barbados
བོད་ཡིག: བར་བ་ཌོ་སི།
bosanski: Barbados
brezhoneg: Barbados
буряад: Барбадос
català: Barbados
Cebuano: Barbados
čeština: Barbados
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Barbados
chiShona: Barbados
Cymraeg: Barbados
dansk: Barbados
davvisámegiella: Barbados
Deutsch: Barbados
ދިވެހިބަސް: ބާބަޑޮސް
dolnoserbski: Barbados
डोटेली: बार्बाडोस
eesti: Barbados
Ελληνικά: Μπαρμπάντος
English: Barbados
эрзянь: Барбадос
español: Barbados
Esperanto: Barbado
estremeñu: Barbaus
euskara: Barbados
eʋegbe: Barbados
فارسی: باربادوس
Fiji Hindi: Barbados
føroyskt: Barbados
français: Barbade
Frysk: Barbados
Gaeilge: Barbadós
Gaelg: Barbados
Gagauz: Barbados
Gàidhlig: Barbados
galego: Barbados
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: बार्बाडोस
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Barbados
한국어: 바베이도스
հայերեն: Բարբադոս
हिन्दी: बारबाडोस
hornjoserbsce: Barbados
hrvatski: Barbados
Igbo: Barbados
Ilokano: Barbados
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: বার্বাডোস
Bahasa Indonesia: Barbados
interlingua: Barbados
Interlingue: Barbados
íslenska: Barbados
italiano: Barbados
עברית: ברבדוס
Jawa: Barbadhos
Kapampangan: Barbados
ქართული: ბარბადოსი
қазақша: Барбадос
kernowek: Barbados
Kinyarwanda: Barubadosi
Kiswahili: Barbados
Kreyòl ayisyen: Lababad
kurdî: Barbados
Кыргызча: Барбадос
кырык мары: Барбадос
Ladino: Barbados
Latina: Barbata
latviešu: Barbadosa
Lëtzebuergesch: Barbados
lietuvių: Barbadosas
Ligure: Barbados
Limburgs: Barbados
lingála: Barbados
Lingua Franca Nova: Barbados
Livvinkarjala: Barbados
lumbaart: Barbados
magyar: Barbados
македонски: Барбадос
Malagasy: Barbady
മലയാളം: ബാർബേഡോസ്
Malti: Barbados
მარგალური: ბარბადოსი
مازِرونی: باربادوس
Bahasa Melayu: Barbados
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Barbados
мокшень: Барбадос
монгол: Барбадос
Dorerin Naoero: Barbadot
Nederlands: Barbados
नेपाली: बार्बाडोस
नेपाल भाषा: बार्बाडोस
日本語: バルバドス
нохчийн: Барбадос
Nordfriisk: Barbados
Norfuk / Pitkern: Barbados
norsk: Barbados
norsk nynorsk: Barbados
Novial: Barbados
occitan: Barbados
олык марий: Барбадос
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ବାରବାଡୋସ
Oromoo: Baarbeedoos
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Barbados
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਾਰਬਾਡੋਸ
پنجابی: باربادوس
Papiamentu: Barbados
Patois: Baabiedoz
Piemontèis: Barbados
Plattdüütsch: Barbados
polski: Barbados
português: Barbados
Qaraqalpaqsha: Barbados
qırımtatarca: Barbados
română: Barbados
rumantsch: Barbados
Runa Simi: Barbatus
русиньскый: Барбадос
русский: Барбадос
саха тыла: Барбадос
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱵᱟᱨᱵᱟᱰᱚᱥ
संस्कृतम्: बार्बाडोस
Scots: Barbados
Seeltersk: Barbados
shqip: Barbadosi
sicilianu: Barbados
SiSwati: IBhadosi
slovenčina: Barbados
slovenščina: Barbados
ślůnski: Barbados
Soomaaliga: Barbados
کوردی: باربادۆس
српски / srpski: Барбадос
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Barbados
Sunda: Barbados
suomi: Barbados
svenska: Barbados
Tagalog: Barbados
Taqbaylit: Barbados
татарча/tatarça: Барбадос
తెలుగు: బార్బడోస్
tetun: Barbadus
тоҷикӣ: Барбадос
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏆᏇᏙᏍ
Türkçe: Barbados
українська: Барбадос
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: باربادوس
Vahcuengh: Barbados
vèneto: Barbados
vepsän kel’: Barbados
Tiếng Việt: Barbados
Volapük: Barbadeän
Võro: Barbados
walon: Barbåde
文言: 巴貝多
Winaray: Barbados
Wolof: Barbados
吴语: 巴巴多斯
ייִדיש: בארבאדאס
Yorùbá: Bárbádọ̀s
粵語: 巴巴多斯
Zazaki: Barbados
Zeêuws: Barbados
žemaitėška: Barbaduosos
中文: 巴巴多斯