Fun Facts About Barbados

There's a theme happening for the next little while on the blog posts etc., and that theme is BAJAN.  Why? Mainly because Oct.20 - 23, myself and Fitness-Barre.com are having a very awesome Island Fitness Retreats getaway on the fab island....so, we thought, hmmm, let's give peeps some good stuff about the island. and so said, so done.

Bajan Facts: 

What you should know

  • Government Type - Parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
  • Capital - Bridgetown
  • Currency - BBD
  • Language - English
  • Population - 285, 194
  • Total Area - 166 Square Miles/430 Square Kilometers
  • Location - Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
  • Barbados belongs to the Lesser Antilles.
  • Barbados is approximately 100 kilometers East of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Barbados' motto is "Pride and Industry"
  • Barbados national dish is Steamed Flying Fish with Cou-Cou. Cou-Cou is made out of cornmeal.
  • Barbados has NEVER been successfully invaded by a Foreign power.
  • Barbados is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. (CRAZY!!)
  • Barbados' name is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees once found in abundance on the island.
  • Barbados' first settlement was in Holetown, originally names Jamestown, after its benefactor, King James 1 of England.
  • Barbados had on record, in 1846, 491 active Sugar Plantations, with 506 windmills.
  • Barbados is considered one of the safest Caribbean islands to live on.
  • Barbados exports $57 million of rum per year across the world.
  • Barbados hosts the Caribbeans best Summer festival, Crop Over
  • LL Cool J & Rhianna are but two celebs of Bajan heritage. 

Welcome to Barbados!!

 

Source: Google

Found on Google - The Bearded Fig Tree

Found on Google - The Bearded Fig Tree