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PRESENTATION OF BARBADOS

Pear-shaped, Barbados is a relatively flat island, rising at most to 336 m at Mont Hillaby, in the central highlands. There are numerous caves on the island.

 

Barbados is considered part of the Lesser Antilles, its area is about 430 km².

 

A little history…

 

The island, then inhabited by the Arawak Indians from Venezuela, was discovered in 1536 by the Portuguese explorer Pedro A Campos. Because of the “hairiness” of the long aerial roots of the banyan trees growing on the coast, he nicknamed it "barbue" [“bearded”], hence the name "Barbados"!

 

The English settled here in 1627 and, uniquely in the history of the Caribbean, Barbados was not colonised by any other nation and remained a British colony until its semi autonomy in 1961.

 

It then obtained independence on 30 November 1966.




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