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Holidays in Barbados

List of National holidays of Barbados in 2019

Holidays in BarbadosBarbados is a beautiful country located in the eastern Caribbean side and is an independent British Commonwealth nation. Barbados became an independent state on November 30, 1966, and became commonwealth realm with British monarch.

Capital of Barbados

The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown which is the largest city of Barbados. Formerly Bridgetown also known as Greater Bridgetown is the town of Saint Micheal and is located within the parish of Saint Micheal.

Prime Minister of Barbados

The current Prime Minister of Barbados is Mia Amor Mottley. She is a Barbadian politician and the leader of the Barbados Labour Party. She is the 8th Prime Minister of Barbados and the first women to hold this title.

Population of Barbados

The current population of Barbados is 286,820 as of March 11, 2019, according to the latest United Nations estimates which are about almost 0% of the total world population. According to population, Barbados ranks at 184 in the list and has 32% of their total population urban.

Currency of Barbados

The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). The conversion rate of Barbados Dollar is at the rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 US. This currency is fixed to the U.S Dollar and does not fluctuate.

The National Flag of Barbados

The national flag of Barbados is the combination of three equal vertical panels. The center panel is gold colored and the outer panels are of ultramarine. In the middle, there’s a broken trident. The Blue color represents the Barbados sea, and the gold represents the color of sand on the beaches.

Religion of Barbados

In Barbados, 95% of the population is Christian according to the 2000 official census while the remaining is a combination of different non-christian religions.

Dialing code of Barbados

The dialing code of Barbados is +1. This dialing code is used before the IDD and the area code for each city is used to make calls.

Airports in Barbados

There are two airports in Barbados but one is closed so the only operational Airport in Barbados is Grantley Adams International Airport which is located in Seawell, Christ Church. This is the only port for the entry of flights into the country.

Top destinations of Barbados

There are several top destination sports to visit in Barbados but the most common and popular spots to visit are Bridgetown, Holetown, Oistins, and Bathsheba.

Area of Barbados

Barbados occupies 431 sq. Km. the area which is about 167 sq. miles. It has a length of 34 kilometers and has a width of 23 kilometers only.

GDP of Barbados

The GDP in Barbados is 4.7 US Billion Dollars but it’s expected to increase to 4.8 USD Billion by the end of this year according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

Sports in Barbados

The most popular sport in Barbados is Cricket. But some other sports like tennis, football, golf, and basketball are also being played commonly in the country.

Holidays in Barbados

DayDateHolidayComments
TuesdayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
MondayJanuary 21Errol Barrow day
FridayApril 19Good FridayThe Friday before Easter Sunday
MondayApril 22Easter MondayMonday after Easter Sunday
SundayApril 28National Heroes day
WednesdayMay 01May Day
MondayJune 10Whit Monday7th Monday after Easter.
ThursdayAugust 01Emancipation day
MondayAugust 05Kadooment day1st Monday in August
SaturdayNovember 30Independence Day
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas day
ThursdayDecember 26Boxing day

 

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