Map and geography of Barbados


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Where is Barbados?

Barbados is located in the Caribbean approximately 150 km east of St. Vincent, 170 km southeast of St. Lucia and 300 km north of Trinidad and Tobago.

The state of Barbados is the only inhabited island.

Barbados has an area of 439 square kilometres, From west to east the main island measures about 20 km, while from north to south it measures about 30 km.

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Barbados lies in the Lesser Antilles, but about 150 km east of the main belt of islands. For this reason, although it is commonly referred to as part of the Caribbean, its shores are no longer bordered by the Caribbean Sea, but only by the Atlantic Ocean.

The shape of the island is also unusual, as unlike others in the Caribbean it has a flat coastline with no larger or deeper bays.

The country of Barbados consists of only one single island of the same name, which covers an area of 439 square kilometres, making it the 13th smallest independent country in the world by area.

Barbados is a rather flat island, at least its western, southern and central parts. It begins to undulate more noticeably towards the east, where there are photogenic forested hills with deep ravines and views of the dramatic east coast.

Barbados is divided into 11 parishes (administrative units). The capital Bridgetown lies in the parish of Saint Michael. The largest tourist areas are located on the west and southwest coasts. In contrast, the eastern part is not so much visited.

Barbados in numbers

At the end of this chapter, we also present interesting geographical records of Barbados.

  • Highest mountain - Mount Hillaby (340 m above sea level)
  • Longest river - Constitution River (620 metres)
  • Neighbouring countries - 0 (Barbados has only a maritime border with the following territories: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Guyana)
  • Length of coastline - 97 km
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