Surface:The total land area of Barbados is around 431 sq km.
Population: The population of Barbados is around 280,940. Africans comprise 90%25 of the population; Europeans, 4%25; and Asian and mixed groups, 6%25.
System of government: Barbados has a parliamentary democracy.
Capital: Bridgetown, with a population of around 80,000 inhabitants, is the capital city.
Religion: A majority of the population in Barbados are Protestant Christians. Anglicans and Roman Catholics are also present.
Official Language: The official language is English.
Government: Barbados has a parliamentary democracy.
Climate: Barbados has a tropical climate constantly cooled by sea breezes. The island is mostly dry and sunny with brief showers.
Units of measure and electricity: Barbados follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 110V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The standard time is GMT – 5.
Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD).
Travel documents required: Visas are necessary for travel to Barbados.
People are friendly, wonderful beaches, attractive activities at night clubs, weather is fine/warm, with no noticeable winter/snow. Beautiful for vacation/permanent residence. Well trained Police Force which keeps the law well controlled but the 'odd idiot' at times takes the law into his own hands. A beautiful prison though, at Dodds, St Philip. All are welcome.
Bridgetown is mainly for people who have (money) to spend. I must say though, that if you dont have to much money you have the $I store. Or you can go to S.Y.adams for cheap buys, in general Bridge town is cosmopolitan.