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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

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1. Over 112,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (393 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The national top-level domain is .bb . There are over 1,920 websites with this extension.

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

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

5. There is only one airport in this country.

6. Political system – constitutional monarchy.


Geography in Barbados

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

2. The country is 730 times smaller than Poland.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. There are no lakes on the island.

5. The length of the coast – 97 km.

6. The highest peak is Mount Hillaby 336 m above sea level.

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

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

9. 17 km2 of the country is covered by forests (3.9%)

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

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

67. The nearest capital in a straight line from Bridgetown is Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) – 174 km.

68. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Bridgetown is Dili (East Timor) – 19257 km.


Finance in Barbados

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1. The minimum wage is 6.25 Barbados $ per hour (data from 2012).

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 4,398,000,000 (PLN 18,823,440,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 4,800,000,000 (PLN 20,544,000,000).

7. At the beginning of 2015, internal debt amounted to 83.1% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 3 654 738 000 .

8. At the beginning of 2011 , foreign debt was around: $ 4,490,000,000 .

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


Law in Barbados

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

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

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

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

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

6. The last death penalty was made in 1984.

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


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

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

4. The average IQ level is 80.

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


Work in Barbados

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1. The minimum wage is 6.25 Barbados $ per hour (data from 2012).

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.2% .

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

5. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Barbados

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

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

3. The highest peak is Mount Hillaby 336 m above sea level.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Society in Barbados

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

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

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

4. The average IQ level is 80.

5. 35% of adults living in this country are overweight.

6. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.7 children.

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

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

9. The population density is 654 people / km2.

10. The main religion is Protestantism.

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

13. 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.

14. 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).

15. 78 people in 1000 possess firearms.

16. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Barbados

1. The national alcohol is rum.


Famous people in Barbados

1. In this country Rihanna was born.


History of Barbados

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1. Independence from Great Britain obtained on November 30, 1966.

2. The country was settled more than 4,000 years ago by Indians.

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

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

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

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


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What is the highest peak in Barbados?

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

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What is the largest river in Barbados?

In this country there are only short, periodic rivers.

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What is the largest lake in Barbados?

There are no lakes in this country.

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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 sport?

Cricket is a national sport.

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What borders does Barbados have?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

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

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What is the minimum wage?

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

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What is the population density in Barbados?

The population density is 661 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Pride and diligence”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

Highest temperature: 35 ° C was measured at Bridgetown.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

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

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

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