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Area 430 km²
Continent North America
Land area 430 km²
Water area 0 km²
Land boundaries 0 km
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Coastline 97 km
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Lowest point 0 m
Highest point 336 m
Population 294,560
Official languages
  • English
Religion Protestant
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Short country name Barbados
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Government type Parliamentary democracy
Capital Bridgetown
GDP (PPP) 5,218,000,000 USD
GDP (OER) 4,990,000,000 USD
GDP (real growth rate) -0.2 %
GDP - per capita (PPP) 18,600 USD
Gross national saving 7.2 % of GDP
Labor force 144,000
Unemployment rate 10.1 %
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Budget revenues 1,466,000,000 USD
Budget expenditures 1,664,000,000 USD
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Taxes and other revenues 29.4 % of GDP
Budget surplus or deficit -4 % of GDP
Public debt 157.3 % of GDP
Inflation rate 4.4 %
Central bank discount rate 7 %
Commercial bank prime lending rate 8.1 %
Stock of narrow money 2,470,000,000 USD
Stock of broad money 2,470,000,000 USD
Stock of domestic credit 6,184,000,000 USD
Market value of publicly traded shares 4,495,000,000 USD
Current account balance -189,000,000 USD
Exports 485,400,000 USD
Imports 1,520,000,000 USD
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 264,500,000 USD
External debt 4,490,000,000 USD
National currency Barbadian dollars
National currency (code) BBD
National currency (symbol) $
National currency rate to USD 2

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island, which initially dominated the Caribbean sugar industry. By 1720 Barbados was no longer a dominant force within the sugar industry, having been surpassed by the Leeward Islands and Jamaica. Slavery was abolished in 1834. The Barbadian 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.

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