13.17°N, 59.53° W
430.00 sq km
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
301,865 (2021 est.)
Full Country Name
Barbados lies in the Northern Atlantic Ocean and is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. Its closest neighbours are St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100 km to the west and Trinidad and Tobago 400 km to the south-west. The island is relatively flat compared to its volcanic neighbors and its pear shaped landmass is bounded by 97 km of coastline. Barbados runs 34 km from north to south and is 23 km across at its broadest point. Barbados’ climate can be described as moderately tropical, with the island having a wet or rainy season which runs from June to November and a dry season from December to May. Annual rainfall ranges between 1,000 and 2,300 mm and year round maximum day time temperatures average 30°C. Unlike most of the adjacent islands Barbados has no volcanoes.
Citizens are referred to as Barbadian or Bajan (colloquially). English is the official language with Barbadian creole also spoken. Tourism is the country’s largest sector. Currency used: Barbadian Dollar (BBD).
In the event of an earthquake or tsunami the Barbados Department of Emergency Management is the official authority in Barbados.
Department of Emergency Management
#30 Warrens Industrial Park
Tel: +1 246-438-7575