Barbados

Fast Facts

Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir Clifford Straughn HUSBANDS (since 1 June 1996
Head of Government: Prime Minister Fruendel STUART (since 23 October 2010)
Population: 285,653 (July 2010 est.)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 30 November (1966)
Capital: Bridgetown
Area:

430 sq km (B.C.= 947,800 sq km)