Barbados is a parliamentary democracy that gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. It is a Caribbean island nation located in the North Atlantic Ocean that is approximately 430 square kilometers in size.

General Information
Official Name: 
Barbados
Capitol: 
Bridgetown
Population: 
279,000
Languages: 
English, Bajan
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
439
Year of UN Membership: 
1966
Year of Present State Formation: 
1966
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$4.316 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$25,193 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
-0.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.78
Unemployment: 
12.20%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
820 Second Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 551-4300
(212) 986-1030
prun@foreign.gov.bb
Nearest Transit Stop: 
Grand Central 42nd Street
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