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    A Few Facts about Barbados

Barbados is one of the oldest continuous Constitutional Democracies in the world, with an unbroken history of an excellent relationship with the United States, Canada and Europe. 

The country has enjoyed 47 years of Independence from Great Britain with an excellent rating of “good governance in the hemisphere” The country is renowned for its clean coral filtered water, excellent communications and technological development. Barbados is also recognized for its excellent Universal primary and secondary education with one of the highest literacy rates in the world. 

Barbados’ Grantley Adams airport serves as the transportation hub of the Eastern Caribbean. The island boast daily passenger airline service to Barbados from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
 History Of Barbados

Barbados is the eastern-most Caribbean island. It is located at 13.1N, 59.4W. The island, which is less that one million years old,  was created by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, along with a volcanic eruption. 

Later coral formed, accumulating to approximately 300 feet. It is geologically unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years. Barbados weather is generally warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 30°C / 86°F. In fact, Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year! 

The prevailing northeast trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is very comfortable and temperate. Blue water, fabulous coral reefs and a varieties of activities and wonderful people has lead to the nick name Jewel of the Caribbean.

Barbados has more than 70 miles of coastline beaches.





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Special Events 
The Crop Over Festival A folk festival which originated on the sugar plantations, Crop Over was then, as it is now, a means of celebrating the end of a hard-working sugar cane season. The three-week festival runs from mid-July to early August. It is a lively showcase of all facets of Barbadian culture, a fluid blend of African survivals and western modernity. Activities include plantation fairs, a donkey-cart parade, a King and Queen of the Crop competition, street malls and the Pic-o-de-Crop Calypso Monarch competition.

 Kadooment Day “Kadooment Day” is the culmination of the Crop Over Festival, when costumed bands dance in the streets after a competitive parade before judges at the National Stadium.

 Oistins Fish Festival  The Fish Festival celebrates the life and contributions made by the south coast fishing town of Oistins in Christ Church. Occurring in April, the celebrations include fish-boning competitions, fishing boat races, food stalls and arts and craft displays.

 NIFCA- This National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is held annually to commemorate Barbados’ independence.
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Capital: Bridgetown

Dialing code: +1

Area: 166.4 sq miles (431 km²)

Currency: Barbadian dollar

Official language: English Language

Government: Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system

Little Known Fact

First 4 Governors of the Charleston and the South Carolina territories were white Barbadians. Many of the coastal residents of Georgia and South Carolina are of Barbadian descent.
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