What are Barbados?

  • (noun): Easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela.
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Barbados (i/bɑrˈbeɪdɒs/ or /bɑrˈbeɪdoʊs/) is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres (21 mi) in length and up to 23 kilometres (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.

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Barbados - Transport
... Main article Transport in Barbados In addition to being one of the world's most densely populated countries, Barbados also has one of the most dense road networks in ... Although Barbados is only about 34 kilometres (21 mi) at its widest point, a car journey from Six Cross Roads in St ... Barbados has half as many registered cars as citizens in the country ...
Lionel Luckhoo - Politician and Diplomat
... in the negotiations for independence of both Guyana and Barbados ... He was appointed High Commissioner for Guyana and Barbados in Britain (1966-1970), and was also Ambassador for both countries ... From 1967–1970 he served as joint ambassador for Guyana and Barbados in France, Germany and the Netherlands ...
Barbados Defence Force Sports Program
... The Barbados Defence Force Sports Program (BDFSP) is the sporting arm of the Barbados Defence Force ... BDFSP enter teams in the Barbados national competitions in both football and cricket ...
Barbados Premier Division
... The Premier Division or Digicel Premier League is the top football league in Barbados ... It was created in 1947 and is headed by the Barbados Football Association ... The 9th- and 10th-placed teams are relegated to the Barbados First Division ...

More definitions of "Barbados":

  • (noun): A parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area.