Barbados: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Bridgetown (& largest city)

Population: 277,821 (2010 census)

Language(s): English, Bajan

Governor-General: Elliott Belgrave

Prime Minister: Freundel Stuart

Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD)

Area: 439 km2 (166 mi2)

Dialing Code: +1 -246

Time Zone: Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
•   DST/Summer Time: N/A

Demonym: Barbadian, Bajan (what’s this?)

Endonym: Barbados
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 211 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 16

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Left

Electricity & Adapter: 115 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)

Country Code (ISO): BB (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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