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Barbados
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By Dan Travel
Published on 07/18/2007
 
barbadosBarbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands. Its capital, Bridgetown, is located in the parish of St. Michael. The island is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide(166 sq miles) and is divided into 11 parishes of which, all but two are skirted by the sea.

Barbados has been an independent nation since 1966, after three centuries of British rule. The country's capital hosts the 3rd oldest parliament in the Western Hemisphere.

An island with a rich and extrodinary heritage, Barbados offers you a host of traditional cultural and historical delights, take a visit to our city and see the famous Lord Nelson statue. This statue was erected in 1813, nearly 30 years before London’s Lord Nelson column.

The currency is the Barbados dollar, which is accepted island-wide, and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and travellers cheques.

There are many activities one may take part in while vacationing in beautiful Barbados. Swim with the turtles, go on a catamaran cruise, hike hilly terrains, enjoy breath taking arial views on our helicopter tours and do so much more.

Barbados has everything for the family, honeymooners, and single travellers, perfect for business and pleasure. It’s an island filled with Adventure.

Come to Barbados... Just beyond your Imagination!!!

Photo: provided by the kind compliments of Barbados.org