Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea, located on the western shore of the Caribbean Sea between the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of La Manche. It is a Commonwealth of Nations parliamentary state and its capital is Bridgetown. Barbados has an area of 431 square kilometers and is one of the smallest countries in the world. Barbados has the status of a sovereign state independent of the United Kingdom. Barbados' economy is based mainly on tourism and services, although agriculture also plays an important role. The official language of Barbados is English, but folk dialects like Bajan are also known and the national religions are Christianity and Islam.
What is Barbados famous for ?
Barbados is famous for its unique landscapes, white sand beaches, tropical climate, rich historical heritage and excellent cuisine. Barbados is also known for its beach parties, especially the annual Crop Over Bay beach festivals and the Oistins Fish Festival. Barbados is also an excellent destination for water sports enthusiasts, with more effective areas for diving and snorkeling.
Barbados has a rich history dating back to the early 17th century. It was then that the island attracted the attention of European colonizers, including the English and the Dutch. The English finally gained control of the island in 1627, and today Barbados is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations with Britain as head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. Until the 19th century, Barbados functioned mainly as a British colony and was not released until 1966. After independence in 1966, Barbados became one of the most prosperous and developed countries in the region.