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Barbados
   Barbados is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands and unlike the rest of the Lesser Antilles it is not aligned with all the other islands, but is located about 150 km east of Saint Vincent. The original vegetation of Barbados has been almost totally replaced by man with sugar cane, which was in the past the base of the economy, now replaced by tourism and offshore financial activities.
Government type Parliamentary republic
Area 430 kmē (166 sq mi)
Population 269,000 inh. (2022 est.)
Population density 626 inh/kmē (1,620 inh/miē)
Capital Bridgetown (98,500 pop.)
Currency Barbadian dollar
Human development index 0.814 (58th place)
Languages English (official), Creole-English
Life expectancy M 78 years, F 80 years
Location in North-Central America

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Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF BARBADOS


Largest cities
Bridgetown 98,500 pop.
Speightstown 3,600 pop.
Highest mountains
Mount Hillaby 340 m (1,115 ft)
Largest islands
Barbados 430 kmē (166 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF BARBADOS

   Barbados is administratively divided into 11 parishes, with an area between 26 and 60 kmē; the parishes of St. Philip and Christ Church are the two largest, while that of St. Michael, where the capital Bridgetown is located, is the most populated.




Bridgetown