The Facts About Barbados

History:

Barbados Has Been Occupied by its Native peoples — Arawaks and Caribs — prior to the European colonization of the Americas from the 16th century. It was temporarily claimed by the Portuguese from 1532 to 1620. The island was English and later a British colony from 1625 until 1966.

Information of Barbados:

Full Name:

Barbados

National Language:

The National Language is English. Other Languages of Barbados are Bajan Creole.

Capital:

Bridgetown is the Capital of Barbados. Bridgetown is a very Beautiful city & heart of the political & economic activities.

The Religion:

Christian is the official religion.

Total Population:

The Total population is 286,641 Million.

Currency Name & Value:

The Currency of Barbados is called Barbados Dollar (BBD) & one American Dollar is equal to 2BBD.

Total Area:

The area of Barbados is 431 km².

States:

Christ Church, St. Andrew, St. George, St. James, St. John, St. Joseph, St. Lucy, St. Michael, St. Peter, St. Philip, St. Thomas

Popular Cities:

Bridgetown, Speightstown, Oistins, Bathsheba, Holetown, Crane, Crab Hill, Greenland, Blackmans, Hillaby

Famous Food:

Barbados is a food rich country. There are many famous foods. but these are famous foods.

Frying fish, Pudding and Souse, Cookies, Black Cake, Fishcakes and Bakes, Cutters, Bajan Macaroni Pie, Jug Jug, Sea Eggs, Pig Tails

Historical Places:

  • Barbados Museum,
  • Blackmans Gully,
  • Bridgetown (Capital City),
  • Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue,
  • Cherry Tree Hill,
  • Codrington College,
  • Drax Hall.

Tourism Places:

  • Bathsheba,
  • Bridgetown,
  • Crane Beach,
  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve,
  • Farley Hill National Park,
  • Folkestone Marine Park & Museum,
  • Holetown

Things to do:

  • Barbados is a culture rich country & you can do a lot of things here like
  • Swim with turtles
  • Find a secret beach
  • Explore Animal Flower Cave
  • Sail the Caribbean Sea
  • See a piece of Scotland
  • Gorge at Oistins Fish Fry
  • Try eating ‘dolphin’
  • Explore the rainforests

Interesting things:

  • Per year, Its exports $57 million of rum worldwide.
  • Bridgetown’s Trafalgar Square has “The Lord Nelson Statue”. Erected on 22nd March 1813, this statue and square are both older than their London equivalent of the same name.
  • It has had uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639, which makes it the world’s third oldest parliament.
  • In the Western Hemisphere, It was the only holiday destination with a scheduled Concorde service. A retired British Airways Concorde is found at the international airport.
  • It comes from the Portuguese Bearded Fig Trees, or “Los Barbados” once found across the island.
  • Hurricane Janet in 1955 was the last major hurricane to hit the country. It’s one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record and was the most powerful tropical cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season with winds reaching 175 mph (280 km/h).

Economy:

Since the island country’s independence in 1966, the economy of Barbados has been changed from a low-income economy dependent upon glucose production into an upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector. Barbados went to some profound downturn from the 1990s following 3 decades of steady decline brought on by fundamental macroeconomic imbalances. [citation needed] Following a painful re-adjustment procedure, the economy began to grow again in 1993.

Armed Forces:

Total Armed Active force is 1,000.

Top Professions:

  • Tourism,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Telecommunications,
  • International Banking,
  • Entrepreneurship.

Strange Laws:

  • Chewing gum ban in Singapore
  • Indiana Pi Bill — in 1897 the Indiana General Assembly considered legislating mathematics.
  • Prohibition of death — Laws prohibited death, typically in certain buildings and areas
  • Wearing armour in Parliament.
  • Salmon Act 1986, Section 32: “Handling Salmon in Suspicious Circumstances
  • In Jamaica,[9] Saudi Arabia[10] and Barbados[11] it is illegal to dress in camouflage clothing.
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