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Barbados

Touristic attractions of Barbados
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Your vacations in the Barbados

Barbados (pronounced /bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz or bɑrˈbeɪdɒs/) is situated just east of the Caribbean Sea. It’s an independent West Indian Continental Island-nation in the western Atlantic Ocean. For over three centuries, Barbados was under British rule; it maintains Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Located at roughly 13 degrees North of the equator and 59 degrees West of the prime meridian, it’s considered a part of the Lesser Antilles. Its closest island neighbours are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Saint Lucia to the west. To the south, one finds Trinidad and Tobago—with which Barbados now shares a fixed official maritime boundary—and also the South American mainland.

Official language

English & Bajan

Currency

The Barbados dollar is the currency of Barbados. It was introduced in 1973 by the (then) newly created Central Bank of Barbados and replaced the dollar of the Eastern Caribbean. Since July 5, 1975, the parity has been fixed to the U.S. dollar at Bds$ 2 = US$ 1.

Electricity

110/120 volts, 50 cycles

Shopping

Duty-free goods are available at low prices. You can buy local handicrafts, British woolens, tweeds, silks, perfume and straw goods.

Useful information

The water is safe to drink.