Interesting Barbados Facts

Barbados is an island country located in Eastern North America where it is bordered by the Caribbean Sea. It stretches over 430 km2 of land. The estimated overall population of Barbados is in excess of 285,719.

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Barbados Fact File: Continent: North America * Country Name(s): Barbados, Commonwealth of the Bahamas * Location: Caribbean, Eastern North America * Bordering: the Caribbean Sea * Capital City: Bridgetown * Size: 430 km2 * Estimated Population: over 285,719 * Currency: Barbadian dollar (BBD) * Language(s): English * Country Code: +1

Interesting Barbados Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Barbados is located on the continent of North America, it is classed as an island country and is positioned in the Caribbean Sea in Eastern North America. Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean Island. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). North America is the third largest continent in the world, it has 23 countries, plus many other territories, stretches across a total area size of 24,490,000 km2 and forms 16.5% of the landmass of the world. Barbados is an island country that spans a total area of approximately 430 km2. It is a small island country in the Caribbean and can be found positioned easternmost of all Caribbean islands.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this North American country is more than 285,719 people. The majority of Barbados' inhabitants reside in Bridgetown which is the country's most populous city. Barbados has a low population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 635 people per sq km. The estimated population of North America is approximately 573,777,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the third largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital city of Barbados is Bridgetown. Other major cities located in this country include Speightstown, Oistins, Bathsheba, Holetown and Crane.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following details provide a guide to Barbados' approximate border lengths:
Coastline 97 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Barbados has a tropical climate with a rainy season that occurs from June to October. The geography of Barbados is formed by a central highland area and flat plains. The lowest point of Barbados is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Mount Hillaby at 336m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Barbados
Natural resources are materials and substances that can be found occurring naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Food, transport and construction are three of the primary uses of natural resources. For example, fish is a naturally occurring resource that can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into different types of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber from forests can be used to build homes and furniture. The natural resources of Barbados include petroleum, fish and natural gas.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Barbados is English. Many people speak Bajan which can be described as an English-based creole language.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Barbados is Christian at approximately 66% of the population, with the primary religion being Anglican. Around 3% are Roman Catholic, 5% Christian and 1% Rastafarian. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Barbados
Each country has its own individual culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, mottos, colors, anthems and songs represent the national pride and identity of countries worldwide. These national symbols are forged through a nation's unique history and can represent both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Barbados:

  • National symbol(s): Neptune's trident, pelican, Red Bird of Paradise flower (also known as Pride of Barbados)

  • National colors: blue, yellow and black

  • National Anthem/Song: The National Anthem of Barbados

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 30 November (1966)

  • National Motto(s): Pride and Industry

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