Where is Barbados?

Located in the Caribbean, Barbados is an island nation.Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago abide by the April 2006 Permanent Court of Arbitration descision, which delimited the maritime boundary in Trinidad and Tobago's exclusive economic zone.

Barbados is a North American country covering 430.00 km2. This makes it the 13th smallest country in the world and around 6 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 13 10 N, 59 32 W and Bridgetown is the capital city.

The name comes from the Portuguese "as barbadas", which means "the bearded ones".

Its ISO code is BB.


Barbados has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Hillaby which is 336m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with a rainy season from June to October. Its terrain is relatively flat, although it does rise slightly in the central region.


Barbados has a population of 291,495 making it the 179th largest in the world. Most of the country lives in urban areas.

English is the official language; Bajan is also spoken. The major ethnicities reported are black, white, and mixed. The population is mostly Protestant Christian, with some other Christian minority groups.

The dialing code for the country is -245.


Barbados is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Its constitution was last ratified in 1966.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Barbados's GDP is $4,804,000,000.00 (USD) with $17,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 175th largest economy and its citizens the 92nd richest in the world. The currency of Barbados is the Dollar (BBD).

Its major export partners are Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Its main exports are sugar, molasses, rum, and other foodstuffs. Its major import partners are Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Its major imports include consumer goods, machinery, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017