Barbados: Quick Facts and Figures.
Location: Caribbean island northeast of Venezuela bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the south and west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the north and east.
Size: 21 miles long and 14 miles wide with a total area of 166.02 square miles.
Climate: Tropical with temperatures from 75F to 90F year-round.
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time - one hour ahead of US EST. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados.
Population: 274,540 (July 2000 estimate). Barbados, and in particular Bridgetown, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Ethnic Groups: 80% black, 4% white and 16% other.
Life Expectancy: 70.43 years for men and 75.6 years for women.
Religions: Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%
Highlight: The friendliness of the Barbadian people is the island's greatest asset.