Barbados – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name:

Barbados 

Nationality 

        noun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial)

        adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)

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Area
        total: 431 sq km

        water: 0 sq km         land: 431 sq km

Population: 279,254 (July 2005 est.)  


Ethnic groups
          black 90%        white 4%        Asian and mixed 6%  

Capital: Bridgetown(20 000)

Largest Cities 

        Speightstown         Holetown        St Andrews        Crane

Official Language: English

Religion

        Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%)        Roman Catholic 4%        none 17%        other 12%


Political system:
 parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth


GDP:
 purchasing power parity – $4.569 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head:
purchasing power parity – $16,400 (2004 est.)   

Annual growth:
2.3% (2004 est.)  

GDP – composition by sector
          agriculture: 6%         industry: 16%         services: 78% (2000 est.) 


Inflation:
-0.5% (2003 est.)

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