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The original inhabitants of Barbados were Arawak Indians, who were driven off the island around 1200AD by invading Carib Indians from Venezuela. The Caribs themselves abandoned Barbados around the time the first Europeans sailed into the region.

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Overview: Barbados

Tiny Barbados no longer depends on its unpredictable sugar harvest as its principal money maker. Most Barbadians are the descendants of African slaves who were brought to the island from the 17th century to work the sugar cane plantations. However, shaking off any lingering colonial image, in the 21st century relatively high ticket tourism had become the former colony’s main revenue earner. 


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Profile: Barbados 

In the space of 10 pages the Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Barbados
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor General Elliot Belgrave (from 1 Nov 2011)
Head of government: Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (DLP) (since 28 Oct 2010 on death of David Thompson; elected 21 Feb 2013)
Ruling party: Democratic Labour Party (DLP) (since 15 Jan 2008, re-elected 21 Feb 2013)
Area: 430 square km
Population: 279,000 (2014)*
Capital: Bridgetown
Official language: English
Currency: Barbados dollar (BD$) = 100 cents
Exchange rate: BD$2.00 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$15,579 (2014)*
GDP real growth: -0.70% (2013)*
GDP: US$4.35 billion (2014)*
Labour force: 145,000 (2011)*
Unemployment: 12.70% (2014)*
Inflation: 1.87% (2014)
* estimated figure


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