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    Barbados Geography - 1991

      Total area: 430 km2
      land area: 430 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 97 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to October)

      Terrain: relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region

      Natural resources: crude oil, fishing, natural gas

      Land use: arable land 77%; permanent crops 0%; meadows and pastures 9%; forest and woodland 0%; other 14%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes (especially June to October)

      Note: easternmost Caribbean island

      NOTE: The information regarding Barbados on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Barbados Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Barbados Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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