You may never heard of this place; Barbados is an island nation of the Lesser Antilles, 34 kilometres in length and as much as 23 kilometres in width, amounting to 431 square kilometres; see it on Google Map.
Barbados is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
Once a Spanish and Portuguese territorial possession known as Los Barbados, in 1625 it became an English, and later a British, colony. The island has an estimated population of 284,589 people, with around 80,000 living in or around Bridgetown, the largest city and the country’s capital.
In 1966, Barbados became an independent nation and Commonwealth realm, retaining Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist destinations and is the most developed island in the region, with an HDI number of 0.788.
A short video showing some of the traditions and sport of Barbados.
Would you be interested visiting a place like Barbados one day?