Barbados is not part of the nearby archipelago of the Lesser Antillesalthough it is usually grouped with it. The first general election was in Its location in the south-east of the Caribbean region puts the country just outside the principal hurricane strike zone.
As the first Caribbean landfall from Europe and Africa, Barbados has functioned since the late 17th century as a major link between western Europe mainly Great Britaineastern Caribbean territories, and parts of the South American mainland. The last significant hit from a hurricane to cause severe damage to Barbados was Hurricane Janet in ; in the island was struck by Hurricane Tomasbut this caused only minor damage across the country.
They are clayey and rich in lime and phosphates. The island was a British possession without interruption from the 17th century towhen it attained independence. These English smallholders were eventually bought out and the island filled up with large sugar plantations worked by enslaved Africans.
Also notable in the island is the rocky cape known as Pico Teneriffe  or Pico de Tenerife, which is named after the fact that the island of Tenerife in Spain is the first land east of Barbados according to the belief of the locals.
A layer of coral up to feet 90 metres thick covers the island, except in the northeast physiographic region known as the Scotland District, which covers about 15 percent of the area, where erosion has removed the coral cover. A desalination plant provides additional fresh water.
Even without slavery, the British still ruled the land. See Article History Barbados, island country in the southeastern Caribbean Seasituated about miles km east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. By contrast, the " dry season " runs from December to May.
It was introduced to the West Indies in the late 17th century when slave trade ships travelled to the Caribbean from West Africa. East from Mount Hillaby, the land declines sharply to the rugged upland of the Scotland District. Roughly triangular in shape, the island measures some 20 miles 32 km from northwest to southeast and about 15 miles 25 km from east to west at its widest point.
In response to these codes, several slave rebellions were attempted or planned during this time, but none succeeded. Coral reefs surround most of the island. Many of the remaining whites were increasingly poor.
Slaves were imported from Africa to work the sugar fields until slavery was abolished in the British empire in Bythere were 15, free whites and 50, enslaved Africans. At first, Dutch traders supplied the equipment, financing, and enslaved Africans, in addition to transporting most of the sugar to Europe.
To try to bring the recalcitrant colony to heel, the Commonwealth Parliament passed an act on 3 October prohibiting trade between England and Barbados, and because the island also traded with the Netherlandsfurther navigation acts were passed prohibiting any but English vessels trading with Dutch colonies.
Bathsheba, Saint Joseph The country generally experiences two seasons, one of which includes noticeably higher rainfall.
They found an uninhabited island and claimed it for Britain. Nevertheless, poor whites who had or acquired the means to emigrate often did so.
Southward, the highlands descend steeply to the broad St. They established a local House of Assembly which largely ruled the British colony. A large proportion of the island is circled by coral reefs. Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept resumes, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US.
The capital and largest town is Bridgetownwhich is also the main seaport.
Mount Hillaby m Climate: The government has placed great emphasis on protecting the catchment areas that lead directly into the huge network of underground aquifers and streams.Barbados, island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, situated about miles ( km) east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Roughly triangular in shape, the island measures some 20 miles (32 km) from northwest to southeast and about 15 miles (25 km) from east to west at its widest point. A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development.
The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. Barbados was the administrative headquarters of the Windward Islands until it became a separate colony in Barbados was a member of the Federation of the West Indies from to Britain granted the colony independence on Nov.
30,and it became a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth. Barbados (/ b ɑːr ˈ b eɪ d ɒ s / (listen) or /-d oʊ s /) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.
It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of. Barbados is a continental island in the North Atlantic Ocean and is located at 13°10' north of the equator, and 59°32' west of the Prime Meridian.
As the easternmost isle of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, Barbados lies kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and Caribbean Sea. . Kids learn about the Geography of Barbados. The history, capital, flag, climate, terrain, people, economy, and population.Download