Barbados is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Windward Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown which is also the largest city of the country. The country was the colony of British and got independence in the year 1966. The island is one of the Commonwealth nations after becoming independent. The inhabitants of Barbados are the descendants of Arawakan tribes. The county is a parliamentary democracy as well as the constitutional monarchy. Head of the country is the Queen and head of the state is Governor-General. Head of the government is the Prime Minister. Independent judiciary is headed by the Attorney General.
Barbados is a rich nation with 51st position among the world’s richest countries. The standard of living in the country is moderately high and the economy depends up on sugarcane cultivation, tourism, information services and offshore finance. The population of Barbados is more than two fifty thousand with a growth rate of 0.33% every year. About 90% of the population are African descendants and the remaining population are from the Republic of Ireland, UK, India, US, Canada and Chinese. The official language of Barbados is English and other spoken languages are Spanish, French, Hind and Bhojpuri.
Majority of the population (95%) are Christians and among them 40% of them are Anglicans. Other Christian communities are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roman Catholic, Spiritual Baptists and Seventh – day Adventist. Other religions are Muslims, Hindus, Bahais and Jews. Barbados is also one among the major tourist destinations of the Caribbean. Barbados is a gorgeous island with activities, music, historical sites, restaurants and nightlife. Swimming with sea turtles is the best among the tourist attractions which can be enjoyed by all especially kids. The Atlantis submarine that shows you the undersea world is also a great thing to do in Barbados.
Barbados Museum displays various historical artifacts and crafts. Harrison’s cave is a natural coral-limestone cave with underground caverns and huge stalagmites and stalactites. Animal Flower Cave has animal flowers such as sea worms and Sea Anemones and these caves consist of waterfalls, rock formations and rivers. Morgan Lewis Mill is an 18th century sugarcane mill with excellent landscape. St. Nicholas Abbey is a majestic house that has been preserved for last 350 years. In Barbados wildlife reserve, you can find several animal species including Barbados Green Monkeys. Welchman Hall Gully is a forest reserve with several varieties of plants and trees.
Flower Forest is another attraction famous for its scenic beauty. Some of the famous attractions of Southern Barbados are George Washington House, Tyrol Cot, Bridgetown, Mount Gay Rum Tours, Banks Brewery, and Garrison Historic tour, Rum Factory, Heritage Park, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and Sunbury House. Eastern Barbados consists of popular beaches which are best known for surfing. Some of the major cities of Barbados are Bridgetown, Oistins, Holetown and Speightstown. Barbados offers cheap guest houses, apartments, apartment hotels, luxury villas and privately owned rental for the tourists. Barbados is one of the best places to enjoy your holidays with your family.