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Barbados
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Anthem: In Plenty and In Time of Need
Capital
and largest city
Bridgetown
13°06′N59°37′W / 13.100°N 59.617°W / 13.100; -59.617
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languagesBajan (Bajan Dialect)
Ethnic groups (2010[1])
Religion
  • 74.6% Christian
  • 4.8% other
  • 20.6% none / unspecified[1]
DemonymBarbadian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-GeneralElliott Belgrave
 • Prime MinisterFreundel Stuart
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Assembly
Independence
 • from the United Kingdom30 November 1966 
Area
 • Total439 km2 (200th)
166 sq mi
 • Water (%)negligible
Population
 • 2010 census277,821[2] (181st)
 • Density660/km2 (15th)
1,704/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$4.658 billion[3]
 • Per capita$16,653[3] (73rd)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$4.451 billion[3]
 • Per capita$15,912[3]
HDI (2014)Steady 0.785[4]
high ·57th
CurrencyBajan dollar ($) (BBD)
Time zoneEastern Caribbean(UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-4)
Drives on theleft[5]
Calling code+1-246
ISO 3166 codeBB
Internet TLD.bb

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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