Travel Information for Barbados
Time zone:GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:English
Currency: Barbadian dollars (BBD)

1 = BBD2.00, $1 = BBD2.00, £1 = BBD2.65

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.bbInternational Dialling Code:    1246

For help planning your trip to Barbados including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Barbados trip planning page.

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

Map of barbados

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 WorldFree -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomModerately Free 46/179
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 17/174
Overall Ranking:    59/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.