Time Zone: UTC-4
Currency Name: Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Ethnic Breakdown: Black 90%, white 4%, Asian and mixed 6%
Religion: Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%
Major Cities: Bridgetown
Phone Country Code: 246
Health Concerns: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Official Tourism Website: www.barbados.org
High Travel Season: mid-December - mid-April
Voltage: 115 V - 50 Hz
Electrical Plug Type: a, b
Major Holidays: Major Chiristian holidays, plus November 30 Independence Day and Crop Over Festival in July and August
Misc Fact / Good to Know: Mongooses were brought in to control the rat population, but since rats are nocturnal, the rats and Mongooses almost never crossed paths.