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.
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!!