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Speightstown, Barbados
Speightstown, Barbados


Sea turtle spotted on a dive in the clear waters of Barbados
Photo by Cédric Frixon





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Capital: Bridgetown

Location: Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

Government: Republic

Currency: Barbadian dollars (BBD)

Area: 430 sq km

Population: 301,865 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings)

Religion: Protestant 66.4% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-4

Tel Code: +1246

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