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By: MartĂ­ Mateu, Jordi Rossell, Eduard Torra and Marian Mydrygan


Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados.

Bridgetown features a tropical wet and dry climate.

In the centre lies the main street of Bridgetown which is Broad Street which runs directly through the centre of the city. Broad Street passes the Parliament Buildings and serves as the centre of city's shopping area.

Bridgetown serves as a principal centre commercial activity of Barbados.

Comercial activity in Barbados, as well as a central hub for the island's public transport system.

The population of this city is to 96,578.

Barbados' main exports are sugar, rum, and molasses. The island is also involved in other industries namely tourism and the offshore sector.


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Chamberlain Bridge spanning the Careenage, Bridgetown

Location of Bridgetown

Aerial view of Bridgetown

Parliament Building


Along the east coast, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, there are good places for surfing.

The shopping areas are another attraction of Barbados, with a wide range of duty free shops.

The possibility exists night life in most tourist areas and Saint Lawrence Gap.

Other attractions include wildlife reserves.

Jewelry.

Spear fishing.

Helicopter rides.

Golf.

Festivals.

Hiking.

Cave exploring.


Barbados food includes a unique blend of foods with African, Indian and British influences.

The national dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou & Flying Fish.

In addition to flying fish, many other varieties of fish are found in the waters surrounding Barbados, including

kingfish, swordfish, red snapper... ➔

Other very popular dishes include fried fish cakes, fish & chips, souse (a pickled pork dish), black pudding...


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The largest carnival-like cultural event that takes place on the island is the Crop Over.

Crop Over is an important event for many people on the island, as well as the thousands of tourists that flock to there to participate in the annual events. The festival includes musical competitions and other traditional activities. Crop Over gets under way at the beginning of July and ends with the costumed parade on Kadooment Day, held on the first Monday of August.


As in other Caribbean countries of British colonial heritage, cricket is very popular on the island.

Barbados has produced many great cricketers including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Gordon Greenidge, Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall. ➔

Horse racing takes place at the Historic Garrison Savannah close to Bridgetown. Spectators can pay for

admission to the stands, or else can watch races from the public "rail", which encompasses the track. ➔

Basketball is a popular sport, played at school or college, and is increasing in popularity.

Netball is also popular with women in Barbados.


The island's British influence stretches back almost 400 years to 1625, when Captain John Powell claimed it in

the name of King James I.

The first British colonists arrived two years later, founding a settlement of 80 civilians and 10 African slaves.

Barbados adopted the British style of government, creating a Parliamentary democracy in 1639.

Barbados gained full political independence from Britain in 1966, but chose to retain its traditional

parliamentary democracy governmental style and remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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