|Time zone:||GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Barbadian dollars (BBD)|
€1 = BBD2.00, $1 = BBD2.00, £1 = BBD2.65
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.bb||International Dialling Code: 1246|
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Further information on Barbados
Discover more about Barbados - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 431 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 97 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical climate with rainy season from July to October and dry season from December to May. Hurricanes are infrequent.
Highest mountain: Mount Hillaby (336m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Barbados from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||No Data||-|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||46/179|
|Press Freedom||No Data||-|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||17/174|
Other Data & Links
Status: Independent Country
Population: 289,680 (rank: 174/196) Density: 672.1 people/sq km (rank: 8/196)
Ethnic groups: black 90%, white 4%, Asian and mixed 6%
Religions: Protestant 63.4% (Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic 4.2%, other Christian 7%, other 4.8%, none or unspecified 20.6% (2008 est.)
GDP (PPP): $7 billion GDP per capita: $25,100 (rank: 43/195)