Barbados Political Map
Barbados is a single island located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s located near St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Saint Lucia. It occupies an area of 439 square kilometers (169 sq mi). The coastline is estimated to be 97 kilometers around the island (32 x 23 km). This means you can drive around the perimeter of the island in less than an hour. Luckily, it doesn’t have any volcanoes due to its location from tectonic plates. Also, it avoids storms and violent winds because it’s further away from the hurricane belt. The capital city is Bridgetown situated in the southwest corner of Barbados.
Barbados Satellite Map
Beautiful beaches, coral reefs along the coast, and caves blankets Barbados. According to the FAO, forests cover 15-20% of the land area. Although Barbados has a lush hilly central region, it is not considered a rainforest. Its climate has two seasons. First, the wet season has a prolonged period that runs from June to December. Whereas the dry season is typically from December to May. Fishing and agriculture are major drivers of the economy in Barbados. It’s estimated that around three-quarters of arable land in Barbados is dedicated to sugarcane crops.
Barbados Elevation Map
Barbados is part of the West Indies, but it’s further east compared to other countries that make up this geographic region. It also lies within the Lesser Antilles, which is a partial volcanic island arc in the Caribbean Sea. When you compare Barbados to other islands nearby, it’s relatively flat. It has a gradual rise in elevation to the central interior region. Then, it transitions to the central highland Scotland Region. This is the location of Mount Hillaby, the highest point of the nation rising to 340 m (1,120 ft) above sea level.