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General Facts

Area: 439 km2 (369 sq miles)

Capital City: Bridgetown

Population: 277,821 (2010 census)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 97 km (60 miles)

Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD), US Dollar is widely accepted.

Government: Constitutional Monarchy


The tropical climate is tempered by an almost constant sea breeze from the northeast in the winter and early spring, and from the southeast during the rest of the year. Temperatures range from 21–30°c (70–86°f). Annual rainfall ranges from about 100 cm (40 in) in some coastal districts to 230 cm (90 in) in the central ridge area. There is a wet season from June to December, but rain falls periodically throughout the year.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Bridgetown (98,511)

2. Speightstown (3,634)

3. Oistins (2,285)

4. Bathsheba (1,765)

5. Holetown (1,350 )

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