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Last update : 11 February 2019

Barbados information

Barbados is a country in the Lesser Antilles, occupying the island of the same name.

Capital : Bridgetown
Language :  English
Currency :  Barbadian Dollar
Population : 285 000
Area : 430  km2

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Barbados facts

1. Independence from Great Britain obtained on November 30, 1966.
2. The population density is 654 people / km2.
3. The country is 730 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism.
5. There are no lakes on the island.
6. The country was settled more than 4,000 years ago by Indians.
7. The length of the coast – 97 km.
8. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
9. The highest peak is Mount Hillaby 336 m above sea level.

11. Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the world, continuously over 358 years.

12. It is the first Caribbean island with a water pipe system.

13. In the period 1841 – 1845, this country was considered the healthiest place to live in the world.

14. There are over 3,000 sunshine hours a year.

15. People aged 10-17 can drink alcohol in the presence of their parents.

16. Unlike other archipelago islands, Barbados has no volcanic structure, only limestone. It was made of a coral reef.

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17. The average life expectancy in this country is 76.3 years (women – 79.5 years and men – 73 years).

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18. Barbados has one of the most dense road networks in the world.

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19. It is one of 11 countries in the world where no negative temperature has ever been recorded.

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20. The minimum wage is Barbati $6.25 per hour (data from 2012).

21. The amount of income tax in Barbados is 25%.

22. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.2% .

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23. In Barbados, an average person consumes about 6.8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

24. The national alcohol is rum.

25. The most is drinking spirit – 49%, then beer – 40%, wine – 10%, and other alcoholic beverages – 1%.

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26. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

27. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

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28. The average IQ level is 80.

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29. In this country there are 0.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 855 people).

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30. The highest permitted speed of travel on roads is 80 km / h.

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31. In 2013, 17 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

32. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

33. The country has more than 112,000 motor vehicles registered (393 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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34. In this country there are over 1,600 km of paved roads (0.002% of all roads in the world).

35. There is only one airport in this country.

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36. In this country over 224,000 (2015) 228 717 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 80% of the population).

37. Around 150,000 (2015) 160,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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38. The country’s top-level domain is .bb . There are over 1 920 websites with such an extension.

39. The most popular pages with the extension .bb are: u.bb, cbc.bb and barbadostoday.bb.

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40. The country has over $668 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0057% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

41. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $4 398 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $4,800,000,000 .

42. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 83.1% GDP, i.e. around: $3 654 738 000 .

43. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2011 year was around: $4 490,000,000 .

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44. 35% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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45. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 29 cigarettes a month.

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46. The lowest temperature: 15.6 °C was measured at Grantley Adams.

47. Highest temperature: 35 °C was measured at Bridgetown.

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48. The most deadly disease in this country is respiratory tract infection.

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49. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 16.

50. 10 women give birth to 17 children on average.

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51. The average age of people living in this country is 38 years.

52. The country is around:
52 000 people (18.29%) in the age range 0-14 years.
202,000 people (70.83%) in the age range 15-64 years.
31,000 people (10.88%) over 65 years old.

53. In this country, about 3,400 children are born each year (1.2% of the population), and about 2,400 people die (0.8% of the population).

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54. In this country Rihanna was born.

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55. There are 150 km2 of agricultural land in Barbados (35% of the country).

56. 78 people in 1000 possess firearms.

57. White Hill is the highest city in the country.

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58. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1950.

59. He joined the United Nations on December 9, 1966.

60. The work week is 40 hours.

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61. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

62. 17 km2 of the country is covered by forests (3.9%)

63. The last death penalty was made in 1984.

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64. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38%, and for companies – 25% (2018).

65. The tax on goods and services is 17.5% (2018).

66. The level of inflation in 2018 is 5.6%.

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What is the highest peak in Barbados?
The highest peak in Barbados is Mount Hillaby (336 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Barbados?
In this country there are only short, periodic rivers.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Barbados?
There are no lakes in this country.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Barbados has national colors?
National colors: blue, yellow and black.

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What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is rum.

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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
Cricket is a national sport.

answer: Marta

What borders does Barbados have?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 38 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is Barbati $ 6.25 per hour (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Barbados?
The population density is 661 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Pride and diligence”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
Highest temperature: 35 ° C was measured at Bridgetown.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 15.6 ° C was measured at Grantley Adams.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta