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Barbados travel guide

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Barbados is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 430 km² and 14.7% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 282K. 31.3% lives in cities whereas 68.7% lives in rural areas.
Barbados () is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It occupies an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi) and has a population of about 287,000 (2019 estimate). Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown.

Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Spanish navigators took possession of Barbados in the late 15th century, claiming it for the Crown of Castile. It first appeared on a Spanish map in 1511. The Portuguese Empire claimed the island between 1532 and 1536, but abandoned it in 1620 with their only remnants being an introduction of wild boars for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados on 14 May 1625; its men took possession of the island in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and Barbados became an English and later British colony. During this period, the colony operated on a plantation economy, relying on the labour of African slaves who worked on the island's plantations. Slavery continued until it was phased out through most of the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

On 30 November 1966, Barbados gained independence and became a Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as Queen of Barbados. On 30 November 2021, Barbados transitioned to a republic within the Commonwealth.Barbados's population is predominantly of African ancestry. While it is technically an Atlantic island, Barbados is closely associated with the Caribbean and is ranked as one of its leading tourist destinations.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Barbadian dollar [1 USD = 2 BBD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Barbados.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 966K tourists arrived to Barbados. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Barbados economy with a total of 1.1B $ income (%44.8).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is fast with 90.63 Mbps.

Broadband (3.16 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 26 °C and very hot.
Yearly average26 °C 🔥
3 month average26 °C 🔥
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average25 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

We have no financial data.
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