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Barbados
Country in the Caribbean

Barbados, in the eastern Caribbean, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship stop with shopping, colonial buildings and one of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest synagogues. Barbadian traditions range from afternoon tea and cricket (the national sport) to pursuits such as scuba diving at Dottins Reef and golfing on designer oceanside courses.

Capital: Bridgetown

Currency: Barbadian dollar

Population: 284,644 (2013) World Bank

Governor-general: Elliott Belgrave

Continent: Americas, North America