by Richard Krebs
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Barbados is an island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated about 100 miles east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Roughly triangular in shape the island measures 20 miles northwest to southeast and 15 miles west to east at its widest point. The Capital and largest town is Bridgetown, which is also the main seaport.
Barbados is not part of the Lesser Antilles, although it is usually grouped with it. The island has a different geologic formation, has less variety of plant and animal life and is less mountainous than the others in that group.
Barbados has a population of about 287,000 inhabited by several groups of people, predominately from Africa. It was a British Colony from its founding until 1966, when it became an independent state. In 2021, it transitioned from a Commonwealth state to a republic within the Commonwealth.
On the west side of the island are beautiful sandy beaches and calm Caribbean waters. On the east side is the Atlantic Ocean, with its rougher water, which invites surfers to this side of the island. Its sunny, mild Caribbean climate makes Barbados a very popular tourist island and its friendly people also create an open invitation for visitors.
January 6th, 2023
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