Barbados is located to the northeast of Venezuela with Trinidad and Tobago to the south; Barbados is the most eastern Caribbean island. Barbados became independent in 1966 from the British, since then Barbados is known for its stability, continued growth and development. The people of Barbados are friendly, well educated and will engage you in conversation about aspects of their island. Year long, this island is the location exciting cultural events.
Location: Caribbean, (13°10′N 59°32′W)
Airport: Barbados Grantley Adams International, Christ Church
Area: Barbados is 430 square km
Population: 284,000 (2012)
Time Zone: GMT -4 hours
Highest Point: Mount Hillaby
Capital City: Bridgetown
Official Language: English
Government: Constitutional monarchy (The Queen of England is represented on the island by the Governor General.), Parliamentary system (The Prime Minster is leader of the majority party. The House of Assembly consists of elected members and appointed members of the Senate.)
Currency: Barbados Dollar BBD, $1.98 BBD = $1.00 USD
Economy: The economy is mainly based on tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and financial services.
Climate: Temperature ranges from 24 to 28 °C (75.2 to 82.4 °F), Constant Sea breezes from the North-East Trade Winds (Rainy season from June to October)
Electricity Supply: 110V AC
Area Code: +1 246
Internet domain: bb