Latin America & Caribbean

Barbados profile

Bridgetown street scene
Agriculture is a major contributor to the economy
  • Full name: Barbados
  • Population: 275,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Bridgetown
  • Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
  • Major language: English (Bajan, an English-African dialect, is widely used)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Barbadian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Sugar and molasses, rum, other foods and beverages, chemicals, electrical components, clothing
  • GNI per capita: Estimated to be high income: $12,196 or more (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .bb
  • International dialling code: +1246