Barbados is a state in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean. The climate is tropical with constant winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The first settlers in Barbados were Indian nomads who came by canoe from the Orinoco River valley in 350 AD. They named the island “Ichirigoganaim”. The name “Barbados” came up with the […]
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Economy of Barbados
According to businesscarriers, the GDP of Barbados in 2002 was 2.5 billion, per capita – 9.3 thousand US dollars. The average annual growth of the economy for 1993-2000 was 3%, in 2001 the GDP fell by 2.6%, in 2002 by 0.4%. Inflation 0.2% (2002). The number of people employed in the national economy for 1992-2002 […]
A large majority of Barbados residents are Christians. Nearly half belong to either the Anglican Church or the Pentecostal movement, while other Christians are distributed to a wide range of other communities. In total, there are over 100 different religious communities and sects in Barbados. Religion has a great place in society. Alongside the Christians, […]
Geography of Barbados
Barbados is made up of sandstone and upper chalk conglomerate, covered with lime and coral deposits. The terrain is mostly low and flat, with higher hills on the northeast coast. The highest point is Mount Hillaby, 340 meters above sea level. From the high ridges, the landscape descends gradually towards the low plain along the […]
Barbados, an island state in the Caribbean and the Western Atlantic, 434 kilometers northeast of Venezuela and 60 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles. The state has an almost triangular shape. Closest neighboring countries are Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. At its widest, the island is 23 kilometers and at its longest […]