Barbados

THE PEOPLE

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EST. 2017
AREA

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SQ MILES

DATE JOINED CARICOM

1 August 1973

ALSO KNOW AS

Land of the Flying Fish

LOCATION

Most Easterly of the Caribbean islands, approximately 120 km (75 miles) from Saint Lucia and 399 km (200 miles) northeast of Trinidad and Tobago.

STATUS

Independent – 30 November 1966

Barbados Country Flag

HISTORY

First sighted by the Portuguese, but settled by the English in 1627 and remained a British colony until independence in 1966. The Barbados House of Assembly is the third oldest legislature in the Americas, dating from 1639.

MOTTO

Pride and Industry

CAPITAL

Bridgetown

CURRENCY

Barbados Dollar ($)

AIRPORT

Grantley Adams International Airport

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