Barbados

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Barbados

Capital

Bridgetown 

Official language (s)

English
Bajan – recognized regional language 

Area

431 km2

Population

284.589

Ethnic groups

80% - Afro-Bajan
16% - Asian and Multiracial
4% - European 

Major cities
(with population)

Bridgetown - 98.511
Speightstown - 3.634
Oistins - 2.285 

Currency (-ies)

Barbadian dollar (BBD), subdivided into 100 cents

Main religion (s)

40% - Anglican
8 % - Pentecostal (Evangelical)
7% - Methodist
4% - Roman Catholic 

Time zone (s)

GTM + 04 

Dialing code

+1-246 

Climate

Barbados has a tropical maritime climate with temperatures tempered by the NE trade winds particularly during the dry season. The dry season is relatively cool and occurs between December to May. The wet season between June and December, is hotter with higher humidity and greater rainfall. Average annual precipitation varies from around 1.000 mm (39 inches) in the coastal areas to 2.280 mm (90 inches) in the central ridge area. Average temperature ranges for Bridgetown are from 21 to 28°C (70 to 82°F) in February to 23 to 30°C (73 to 86°F) in June or September. 

Administrative division

Barbados is divided into 11 parishes. 

Major airports

Bridgetown: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)







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