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Introduction:

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century.

The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance..

 

Barbados Flag
Flag

Barbados Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
293,131 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Central America and the Caribbean
Area:
total= 430 sq km

Government:
Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm
Capital:
Bridgetown

Internet Code:
.bb

Airports:
1 (2013)

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Barbados Locater
Locater

Barbados Map
Map

Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image 
BARBADOS
Mission/Frame: ISS022-E-12031
Spacecraft Altitude: 182 nautical miles (337 km)
Features:
BARBADOS I., BRIDGETOWN, PORT, BEACHES

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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