2. Population (1998): 266,800*
3. Capital: Bridgetown*
4. Population of Capital (1990): 97,516*
5. Language: English*
6. National Heroes: Sarah Ann Gill, Samuel Jackman
Prescod, Charles Duncan ONeal, Clement Payne, Sir Hugh Springer, Sir Frank Walcott, Sir Garfield Sobers, The Rt. Hon. Errol Barrow, Sir Granley Adams, Bussa*
7. Date of OAS membership: 1967*
8. Description of Barbados*:
Barbados is located in the eastern
the most easterly island in the Caribbean chain of islands, stretching
from Florida on the North American mainland to the Guianas on the
Northern mainland of South America, stands in splendid isolation.
Most of the island is made up of soft marine deposits of coral
limestone. This limestone cover gives way in the north-eastern part of
the island to a terrain of clays and sandstones comprising the Scotland
marine sedimentary formation.*
Permanent Mission of Barbados to the OAS.
* Source: "Fact Sheet" ,
published by The Barbados Government Information
Service. Information provided by Government of Barbados.
29 February 2008