Barbados

Official nameBarbados
Name in local languageBarbados (en)
ContinentAmericas
SubcontinentCaribbean
Population (ranking: 188e)285,389 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.34 % / year
Area431 km²
Density662.16 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 166e)4.673 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)16,328 $USD (2017)
GDP growth1.00 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)75.30 years (2016)
Birth rate11.80 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate1.68 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)8.50 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)10.50 ‰ (2016)
Literacy rate99.90 % (2017)
Official languagesEnglish (Creole widely spoken)
CurrencyBarbadian dollar ($ BBD)
HDI (ranking: 82e)0.800 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)55.76 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason
National Day30 November (independence of 1966)
ISO CodesBB, BRB
DemonymBarbadian
Tourists (ranking)664,000 people (2017)
Barbade – petite

Barbados is a small island state located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles, although it is eccentric to the east compared to the other Windward Islands. The closest islands are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia to the west and Trinidad and Tobago to the south.

Plage à la Barbade
Beach in Barbados
Bridgetown, capitale de la Barbade
Bridgetown, capitale of Barbados
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Urban areas (2015)
Urban areasPopulation
Bridgetown263,700 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
ParishesPopulationArea
Christ Church54,336 inhabitants57 km²
Saint Andrew5,139 inhabitants36 km²
Saint George19,767 inhabitants44 km²
Saint James28,498 inhabitants31 km²
Saint John8,963 inhabitants34 km²
Saint Joseph6,620 inhabitants26 km²
Saint Lucy9,758 inhabitants36 km²
Saint Michael88,529 inhabitants39 km²
Saint Peter11,300 inhabitants34 km²
Saint Philip30,662 inhabitants60 km²
Saint Thomas14,249 inhabitants34 km²
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See also