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Barbados
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Anthem: In Plenty and In Time of Need

Royal anthemGod Save the Queen
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
Ethnic groups (2000[1])
Religion
  • 74.6% Christian
  • 4.8% other
  • 20.6% none / unspecified[1]
DemonymBarbadian
Bajan (colloquial)
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)2013 estimate
 - Total$7.053 billion[3]
 - Per capita$16,015[4] (73rd)
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$4.490 billion[3]
 - Per capita$16,151[3]
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.776[5]
high ·59th
CurrencyBarbadian dollar ($) (Although USD is widely accepted) (BBD)
Time zoneEastern Caribbean(UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-4)
Drives on theleft[6]
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 June 30, 2015


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