Barbados is truly a paradise, not only known for the friendliness of its people, sea and sun, but also for its culture and history!
Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the world.
Barbados has now joined the elite list of Countries as a UNESCO World Heritage Property ‘Historic Bridgetown & its Garrison’. The Official Inscription Ceremony commemorating Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – June 13th 2012.
Barbados is the eastern-most Caribbean island with an exact location of 13.4N, 54.4W. The coral island is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide and was created by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, along with a volcanic eruption less than one million years ago. It was actually two land masses that merged together over the years.
POPULATION: Approximately 254,000
CLIMATE: Approximately eight hours of sunshine most days. Temperature ranges between 75 F and 84 F year round.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: US $1 = BDS $2 approx.
DRIVING: Drive on the left. A temporary yearly Barbados licence costs BDS$10 and is obtainable from car rental agencies and Police Stations.
TIME: GMT-4 hrs. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados
ELECTRICITY: Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles