Ten fun facts about Barbados


Fact 1
The capital city is Bridgetown. Both Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fact 2
The name “Barbados’ is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees once found in abundance on the island. From afar, the trees looked like they had beards, and the country was thus named by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Campos.

Fact 3
Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. It is also a famous tourist destination and plays host to about 500,000 visitors every year.


Fact 4
The climate is tropical with the rainy season from June to October. The average daytime temperature is between 29 – 31 degrees Celsius.

Fact 5
Limestone caverns and coral reefs are among the island’s natural assets apart from fish and natural gas.

Fact 6
The national flower is the Pride of Barbados or Caesalpinia Pulcherrima which grows all over the island.

Fact 7
The highest point of Barbados is Mount Hillaby at 337 m in the north-central area.

Fact 8
In this country, the taxis ply without a meter. You have to ask the cab driver the fare before you get in.

Fact 9
Agriculture is sugarcane, vegetables and cotton. The major industry is Tourism, sugar, light manufacturing and component assembly for export.

Fact 10
Barbados exports manufactures, sugar and molasses, rum, other foods and beverages, chemicals and electrical components. Barbados imports consumer goods, machinery, foodstuffs, construction materials, chemicals, fuel and electrical components


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Short about Barbados
Is an island country located in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the Lesser Antilles.


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Population
285,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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