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About Barbados in detail
Where is Barbados?
Barbados, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 13 06 N 59 37 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela.
What is the capital city of Barbados?
The capital city of Barbados is: Bridgetown.
What is the time in Bridgetown?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Bridgetown is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Barbados?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Barbados is: .bb
What is the size of Barbados?
The territory of Barbados is total: 430 sq km; land: 430 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Barbados is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Barbados, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Barbados?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Barbados is covered by water (see below), and this includes 97 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Barbados?
The climate of Barbados is tropical: rainy season (June to October).
Geographical data of Barbados
The elevation of Barbados; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Hillaby 336 m.
The typical geographical details of Barbados include relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Barbados is easternmost Caribbean island.
Resources and land use of Barbados
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, fish, natural gas. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 32.6%; arable land 25.6%; permanent crops 2.3%; permanent pasture 4.7%; forest: 19.4%; other: 48% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Barbados
The number of inhabitants of Barbados is 291,495 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most densely populated country in the eastern Caribbean; approximately one-third live in urban areas.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 31.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Barbados is concentrated in BRIDGETOWN (capital) 90,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Barbados
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 92.4%, white 2.7%, mixed 3.1%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.2%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Barbados
The spoken languages in Barbados are the following: English (official language), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings).
What are the most important religions in Barbados?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 66.4% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Barbados
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 18.13% (male 26,421 / female 26,434) 15-24 years: 13.03% (male 18,888 / female 19,083) 25-54 years: 44.35% (male 64,430 / female 64,842) 55-64 years: 13.18% (male 18,036 / female 20,396) 65 years and over: 11.31% (male 13,216 / female 19,749) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Barbados is 0.3% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Barbados the birth rate is 11.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Barbados the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Barbados, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Barbados are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Barbados
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Barbados is the wealthiest and most developed country in the Eastern Caribbean and enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the region. Historically, the Barbadian economy was dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities. However, in r.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Barbados is $4.473 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Barbados is 1.7% (2016 estimate) 0.9% (2015 estimate) 0.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Barbados this is $17,200 (2016 estimate) $16,900 (2015 estimate) $16,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Barbados produces?
The main agricultural products of Barbados are sugarcane, vegetables, cotton.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export.
Drinking water source in Barbados
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.7% of population, rural: 99.7% of population, total: 99.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population, rural: 0.3% of population, total: 0.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Barbados
In Barbados the average number of childbirth is 1.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Barbados
The average age of the population is total: 38.3 years; male: 37.2 years, female: 39.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Barbados it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Barbados is -0.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Barbados a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Barbados
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Barbados density of the hospital beds is 6.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Barbados the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Barbados the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Barbados is 33.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Barbados? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Barbados are infrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides.
More interesting facts about Barbados
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Barbados: 30 November 1966 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Barbados
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold, and blue with the head of a black trident centered on the gold band; the band colors represent the blue of the sea and sky and the gold of the beaches; the trident head represents independence and a break with the past (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident).
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Barbados: Neptune's trident, pelican, Red Bird of Paradise flower (also known as Pride of Barbados); national colors: blue, yellow, black.
Constitution of Barbados
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Barbados?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Barbados is English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Barbados, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (21 seats; members appointed by the governor general - 12 on the advice of the Prime Minister, 2 on the advice of the opposition leader, and 7 at the discretion of the governor general) and the House of Assembly (30 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: House of Assembly - last held on 21 February 2013 (next to be called in 2018)election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - DLP 51.3%, BLP 48.3%, other 0.4%; seats by party - DLP 16, BLP 14.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Barbados
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Barbados the labor force is 142,500 (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Barbados is total: 10.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 11.6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 9.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Barbados is 11% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Barbados, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Barbados the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Barbados the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Barbados
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Barbados is; revenues: $1.2 billion (2013 estimate)expenditures: $1.5 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Barbados is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Barbados
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.3% (2016 estimate), -1.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 8.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Barbados
Barbados, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Barbados is: $466.7 million (2016 estimate), $482.9 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: manufactures, sugar, molasses, rum, other foodstuffs and beverages, chemicals, electrical components.
The most important export partners of Barbados are the Trinidad and Tobago 22.5%, US 11.8%, St. Lucia 9.2%, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 5.7%, Antigua and Barbuda 4.7%, St. Kitts and Nevis 4.4%, Guyana 4.2% (2015).
The most important imported products are: consumer goods, machinery, foodstuffs, construction materials, chemicals, fuel, electrical components, and the countries from where the import is coming: Trinidad and Tobago 39%, US 31.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Barbados
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Barbados, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Barbados, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Barbados; island-wide automatic telephone systemdomestic: fixed-line teledensity of roughly 55 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density about 115 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 1-246; landing point for the East Caribbean Fiber System (ECFS) submarine cable with links to 13 other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; satellite earth stations - 1 (Intelsat - Atlantic (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Barbados
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Barbados: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Barbados: total: 1,600 km, paved: 1,600 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Barbados: N/A.
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Facts & data about Barbados
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Barbados, etymology: the name derives from the Portuguese "as barbadas," which means "the bearded ones" and can refer either to the long, hanging roots of the island's bearded-fig trees or to the alleged beards of the native Carib inhabitants.
|Abbrevation: Barbados||Geographic coordinates:
13 10 N, 59 32 W
|Country location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Barbados: Bridgetown||GPS of the Capital:
13 06 N 59 37 W
|Position: Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela|
|Land area: total: 430 sq km; land: 430 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region
||Area comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 291,495 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.3% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.01 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.66 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $466.7 million (2016 estimate), $482.9 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.575 billion (2016 estimate), $1.618 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Trinidad and Tobago 39%, US 31.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 31.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BRIDGETOWN (capital) 90,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 38.3 years; male: 37.2 years, female: 39.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 221,000. Percent of population: 76.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 156,857. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 54 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 335,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 115 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial) adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)||National holidays: Emancipation Day, 1 August (1834); Independence Day, 30 November (1966)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.3 years. Male: 73 years, female: 77.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 11.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export||Industrial production growth rate: -1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate) 0.9% (2015 estimate) 0.2% (2014 estimate)|
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