430 square kilometres (166 square miles).
267,000 people (the 2000 official estimate)
620.9 people per square kilometre
Population of Bridgetown
5,928 (the 1990 official estimate).
Some key geographical facts:
Barbados is the most easterly of the chain of Caribbean
country lies well to the east of the West Indies.
the west, beaches are made of fine white sand where there are natural
the east coast there is a lively surf
as the sea strikes the more rocky shoreline.
is mainly flat with only a few gently rolling hills
to the north.
The coral construction of the island acts as a natural filter and
the waters of Barbados are amongst the purest in
Barbados has a Constitutional monarchy. The country
gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
The Head of State is HM Queen Elizabeth II, represented
locally by Governor-General Sir Clifford Husband since 1996.
The Head of Government is Prime Minister Owen Seymour
Arthur since 1994.
The official language in barbados is English. Local
Bajan dialect is also spoken.
The religion in Barbados is mainly Christian, with
an Anglican majority, Roman Catholic minority, plus small Jewish,
Muslim and Hindu communities.
Greenich Mean Time (GMT) - 4.
110 - 115 volts AC, 50Hz. American style 2 pin plugs are in use.