Your Ad Here

Barbados FlagBarbados

Pride And Industry

 

General


Population: 286,705 (2011)
Land Area: 431 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, fish, natural gas
Capital: Bridgetown
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Fruendel Stuart (2010)
Languages: English
Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
Major Religions: Protestant 67%, Roman Catholic 4%, None 17%, Other 12%
Major Ethnicities: African 90%, Caucasian 4%, Asian and mixed 6%
Life Expectancy: 74.34 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 3.963 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 6.196 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 21,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6%, Industry 16%, Services 78% (2000)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 10%, Industry 15%, Services 75% (1996)
Industries: Tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, vegetables, cotton
Human Development Index: 0.788 (47th)
Tourism Revenue: 687 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 10.7% (2003)

MilitaryBarbados Map


Army Size: 610 (2004)
Budget: 0.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Barbados is located in the western Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados' economy is based on manufacturing and tourism.

Photo Gallery


Text format

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Barbados
Wikipedia: Barbados
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BRB.html

Updated on: December 2, 2011