Overview of Barbados

Overview of Barbados
Barbados is an island nation of the Lesser Antilles. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, 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 principal Atlantic hurricane belt.


Officially name: Barbados

Capital: Bridgetown

Largest city: Bridgetown

Official language: English

Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy


Total 431 km2 (197th)
Water (%) negligible


2010 estimate 277,821 (181th)
Density 660/km2 (15th)
1,704/sq mi

Currency: Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)

Time zone
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)

Drives on the left

Internet TLD: .bb

Calling code: +1 (spec. +1-246)