Key Information & Facts of Barbados

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

General Info

Bridgetown

is the capital and largest city.

Barbadian Dollar (BBD)

is the national currency.

277,821

is the population (2010 census).

Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4)

is the country’s time zone.

439

km2 (166 mi2) is its area.

BB

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

+1 (246)

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

Latin

is the script used for the English language.

English

is the main language spoken; Bajan is a regional language.

Barbadian

is the demonym for the people of this country, and Bajan can be one, too, colloquially. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers

Left

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 115 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

16

is the drinking age.

16

is the age of consent.

211

is the emergency number for police; 311 for fire; 511 for ambulance.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Elliott Belgrave

is the Governor-General.

Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Queen Elizabeth II

is the monarch.

Parliament

is the country’s legislating body.

'In Plenty and In Time of Need'

is the country’s national anthem.

'Pride and Industry'

is the country’s national motto.
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Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!
Bridgetown

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