Barbados is a one hundred and sixty
six square mile island northeast of
Venezuela, South America, with the
Atlantic 0cean on it's East, and the
Caribbean Sea on it's West.
The most easterly--100 miles-- of the
Lesser Antilles group of islands Barbados
is twenty one miles long and fourteen miles across at it's widest point. Bajans, as we
like to call ourselves, would say 'a smile wide.'
The name Barbados (Los Barbados)
'the bearded one' so called because of
the beard-resembling nature of the
islands shaggy fig trees, was given it's
name by Portuguese navigator Pedro
Cameos who landed here on his way to
This parliamentary democracy.
is at the top of the United Nations list
of developing Nations with tourism being
one of it's major industries.
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