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Interesting Facts about Barbados

Barbados Interesting Facts

Barbados, officially Barbados, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Barbados:

  • The flag of Barbados has a lot of meaning. The blue on the flag means the sea and sky, while the yellow part means the sandy beaches. The broken trident symbolizes that the country is no longer under the control of another country.
  • Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea, northeast of Venezuela.
  • Barbados is named after a tree.
  • Barbados is home to the world's oldest rum distillery, Mount Gay Rum.
  • Barbados is divided into 11 parishes.
  • The people of Barbados are called Barbadian but more commonly known as Bajans.
  • Cou Cou and Flying Fish are the national dishes of Barbados.
  • Barbados has 2 main seasons called The Rainy Season and The Dry Season. The Rainy Season goes from June to November and The Dry Season happens from December to May.
  • Most people in Barbados follow Christianity (95%), and the most popular Christian group is Anglican (40%).
  • Barbados is the birthplace of the famous singer Rihanna. Last year, on Independence Day, Barbados named the street where she grew up after her.
  • In 2018 Barbados elected its first female Prime Minister.
  • Barbados used to belong to Britain, but now it is a separate and self-governing country.
  • You can often see the Green Monkey on the island, and sometimes it even visits people's gardens.
  • Before Barbados was called “Los Barbados”.
  • Barbados used to belong to Britain for 300 years, but on November 30th, 1966, it became its own independent country.
  • In Barbados, you can swim alongside turtles.
  • There is a really old tree that is 1000 years old in Queens Park, Bridgetown.
  • Barbados has a festival called the Crop-Over that happens between June and August every year.
  • Barbados is ranked 13th as the smallest country in the world.
  • Barbados has a beach with pink sand, and it's called Crane Beach.

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