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All about Barbados

Barbados with over 286.705 (2012) inhabitants is the most populated island of the caribbean. The people are called "Bajans" and almost 90 % are of african descent and famous for their friendly behaviour, helpfulness and happiness. They express their joy of life through calypso and limbo, the popular dances of the island. The other parts of the nation consist of 4 % white - mostly british and irish origins, also asian (indian and chinese) und mulattos.

30 % of the people are anglican religion, 18 % belong to pentecostalism and other considerable groups are methodists and adventists. There is 4 % of catholics.
The rate of childhood mortality is 11 out of 1000 life births. The life expectancy is 76,4 years and the rate of illiterates is 2,4 % (Germany 4,5 %) About one third of the people of the island lives in the main capital Bridgetown including his suburbs. Another third lives on the south- and westcoast in the parishes Christ Church and St. James, which are tourist centers too. The last third lives in many residential areas widespread across the island.

Apart from the capital Bridgetown there are three more cities: Speightstown, Holetown and Oistins. The number of inhabitants can only be estimatied because there are no defined community centers. Other relevant places are Bathsheba - center for tourists on the east coast, and Six Cross Roads which is the regional center of the eastern part of the island.
Stagfield House 6th Ave. North Drive, Lot 171 Heywoods Park, St. Peter, Barbados W.I.
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