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Barbados

Country Name

The official name of the country is Barbados.

 

 

Location

Is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean region of 

North America.

 It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea, and about 168 km east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 km north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. 

And about 265 kilometers north-east of the coast of Venezuela.

 

Reason for naming the country 

Barbados was originally named Los Barbados in Spanish, which means "the bearded ones".  

"bearded" refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree , indigenous to the island, or to the allegedly bearded Caribs once inhabiting the island, or, more fancifully, to a visual impression of a beard formed by the sea foam that sprays over the outlying reefs.

 

Capital

Bridgetown.

 

Flag

The Barbados flag was officially adopted on November 30, 1966, and

the Barbadian flag consists of three colors: Blue, Yellow and Black.

The two blue bars symbolize the ocean.

The yellow ribbon, in the middle of the flag, symbolizes the

sands of Barbados beaches.

The black-tinted Trident symbolizes the country's independence from British colonialism.

 

Language

English is the official language of Barbados,  but not exactly the same as, those of British English.

An English-based creole language, referred to locally as Bajan, is spoken by most Barbadians in everyday life, especially in informal settings

 

Religion

Most Barbadians of African and European descent are Christians

Other religions in Barbados include Hinduism, Islam, Baha`i, Judaism, and Wicca.

Currency

Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD).

 

 

Time Zone

 

-04:00 GMT.

 

Government Regime

Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy.

 

 

Climate

The climate is mild tropical, with a rainy season between June and November and a drier season between December and May.

 

International Phone code

+1 246

 

Internet Code

.bb

 

 

Some Facts About Barbados

 

Barbados Location
Barbados Flag
Barbadian Dollar
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