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Sandy Beach Barbados - Photo by quintanomedia - CC-BY



Population 1999 ................................................................. 259,191
GNP per capita (purchasing power parity,US$)$11,200
GNP 1998 purchasing power parity— $2.9 billion
Unemployment.....................................................................12%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 0.3
Labor force (%) ....... 1

 

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Ruins on the beach, The Boatyard, Barbados - Photo by quintanomedia - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................166 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 48
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 76
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 14
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................6
Access to safe water (% of population) .................................. 100

Barbados __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/caribbean-islands/#Barbados

Barbados __ "Barbados is the 'Little England' of the Caribbean, but not so much so that the locals have given up rotis for kidney pies, or rum for bitter ale. Bajans, as the islanders call themselves, are as West Indian as any of their neighbors, and have tended to appropriate rather than adopt English customs." History, culture, economics, statistics. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/barbados/

Barbados __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/barbados.html

Barbados __ A good overview of Barbados , history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107321.html


 
The Barbados Advocate __ Online newspaper from Barbados. - illustrated - From Barbados Advocate - http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/

Barbados Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ The page linked here will give a good breakdown of the economy of Barbados. You will also find links to many other Barbados topics such as Barbados government, Barbados maps, national security and much more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/barbados/barbados_economy.html 

Barbados Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Barbados: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Barbados geography, maps of Barbados and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blbarbados.htm    

Barbados Government Information Network __ "In this era of globalisation, it is important that Barbados positions itself to serve the global public with information on demand. The Government of Barbados Information Network (GOBINET) in seeking to accomplish this goal will also achieve, for its users, more transparency of government operations...While government will be pushing its information out to the world, users of the websites under the GOBINET banner will have a medium through which they can correspond easily with government. This interchange of information can only be to the benefit of government and its customers." - From Government of Barbados - http://www.barbados.gov.bb/

Barbados History - a Chronology __ A brief history of Barbados in mostly outline form. - From Barbados.org - http://www.barbados.org/history1.htm

Barbados Maps __ "Our Barbados maps use the latest Google satellite imagery to showcase Barbados attractions, beaches, night clubs, sporting venues, churches, accommodation and more!" - illustrated - From barbados.org - http://www.barbados.org/maps.htm

Barbados Marine Trust __ "The Barbados Marine Trust is a organisation dedicated to promoting environmentally and socially-sustainable use of the Marine areas of Barbados." You will learn more about their activities and successes. - illustrated - From Barbados Marine Trust - http://www.barbadosmarinetrust.com/
 
Barbados Museum & Historical Society __ Learn about the history of Barbados, the museum and view wonderful collections. - From Barbados Museum & Historical Society - http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/

Barbados Photos __ You will find several pages of photo images, pictures from Barbados. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Barbados/

Barbados Photos, Flag, Map and Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Barbados as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Barbados and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/barbados 

Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia - Official Barbados Tourism Authority's Site!  __ All you need to know to plan a great vacation or business trip to Barbados. - illustrated - From Barbados Government - http://www.barbados.org/

Barbados Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the Barbados video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/search.php?k=Barbados

Consular Information Sheet __ You will find background notes and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and transport. - From US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1022.html

Country Profile: Barbados __ A general overview including Barbados history, political structure, Barbados culture, leaders, media, and more. "A former British colony and a member of the Commonwealth, Barbados is an island with a dual heritage: English, as is evident from its stone Anglican churches and horse races on Saturdays, and African, as manifested in its music and dance." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1154116.stm


 
Economy of Barbados __ "Since achieving independence in 1966, the island nation of Barbados has transformed itself from a low-income economy dependent upon sugar production, into a upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Barbados with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Barbados

Ethnologue report for Barbados __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Barbados. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Barbados

Maps_Of_Barbados __ You will find a wide variety of Barbados map resources. Select Barbados maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Barbados.html

Pictures of Barbados __ A couple of pages of beautiful click-to-enlarge photographs from Barbados. - illustrated - From planetware.com - http://www.planetware.com/pictures/barbados-bar.htm 


 

 

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