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Barbados Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Barbados Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

Geographic coordinates:
13 10 N, 59 32 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 430 sq km
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land: 430 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 202

Area - comparative:
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
97 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical; rainy season (June to October)
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Terrain:
relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
336 highest point: Mount Hillaby

Natural resources:
petroleum, fish, natural gas

Land use:
agricultural land: 32.6% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 25.6% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 2.3% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 4.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 19.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 48% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
50 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
most densely populated country in the eastern Caribbean; approximately one-third live in urban areas

Natural hazards:
infrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides

Environment - current issues:
pollution of coastal waters from waste disposal by ships; soil erosion; illegal solid waste disposal threatens contamination of aquifers

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
easternmost Caribbean island


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Barbados on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Barbados Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Barbados Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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