Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean, east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea, and north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. The capital and largest city is Bridgetown. The official language is English and the currency is the Barbadian dollar. The government is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The current Prime Minister is Mia Amor Mottley.
Barbados has a rich history, with the island being originally settled by the indigenous Arawak people prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. The island was later colonized by the British, and was a part of the British West Indies until gaining independence in 1966.
Barbados is known for its natural beauty, including its beaches, coral reefs, and the Scotland District, which is home to the country’s highest peak, Mount Hillaby. The country also has a rich culture, particularly its music, dance, and festivals, such as the Barbados Crop Over Festival and the Barbados Jazz Festival.
The economy of Barbados is based on tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture. The country is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty and warm climate, and the government has been investing in the development of the tourism industry. Manufacturing includes the production of chemicals, electronics, and machinery. Agriculture includes the production of sugarcane, as well as a growing number of other crops like fruits and vegetables.
The population of Barbados is around 287,000 people, and is composed of a mix of different ethnic groups, with the majority of people being of African descent. English is the official language, but many people also speak a Creole language known as Bajan. The country has a diverse religious structure with a large number of Christians, as well as followers of other religions such as Rastafarianism.