National Symbols of Barbados

Barbados is a country in North America. It shares borders with the following countries: St Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, . The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.

The official language is English and the Barbados Dollar is the currency of the Barbados. The domain is .BB and the country code is +246.

National day is celebrated on 30 Nov 1966. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Barbados is no exception.

In Barbados, Cricket is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Barbadian people. Mauby is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Barbados. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Edward Kamau Brathwaite represent a national Barbadian symbol.

The country was founded by Errol Barrow. and Mia Mottley is the Prime Minister.

In Barbados the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 115 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Barbadian national anthem was written by Irving Burgie and composed by C. Van Roland Edwards.

Country information

Official name(s) Barbados
Alternative name(s) Barbados (official, English)
Regional location Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Country name etymology "Bearded ones", from the Portuguese As Barbadas, corrected from earlier Barbata, Barbuda, S. Barduda, & Barbadoes.
Climate Tropical; rainy season (June to October)
Terrain Relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region
Population 287,375
National Day 30 Nov 1966
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity
Country code +246
Literacy rate 99.6%
Currency Barbados Dollar
Capital city Bridgetown
Domain(TLD) .BB
Ethnicity Afro-Barbadian, Euro-Barbadian & Multiracial
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Barbadian
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 439 km2 (169 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−4 (AST)
Average elevation 590.5 and 787 ft
Coastline 97 Km
Mains electricity 115 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Barbados

Flag map of Barbados

Motto of Barbados

Pride and Industry

National animal of Barbados

The National animal of Barbados is Exocoetidae

National Animal of Barbados - Exocoetidae

National flower of Barbados

The National flower of Barbados is Pride of Barbados. Botanical name is Poinciana Pulcherrima.

National flower of Barbados - Pride of Barbados

National bird of Barbados

The National bird of Barbados is Brown pelican

National bird of Barbados - Brown pelican

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Barbadian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

It is better to verify than to assume.

Your reward or punishment is in line with your actions.

You are judged by the company you keep.

Necessity or hard times forces people to do strange things.

People of limited means can improve themselves by working together and combining resources.

The final straw breaks the camel's back - Doing something once too many can cause disaster.

Talking too much gets one in trouble.

Simple or minor annoyances may build up to cause major damage.

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