Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Up with Geography: Barbados

Country Name:


None; it's one of the Caribbean islands. The closest continent is South America.


The nearest neighbors are the island nation of St. Lucia, to the northwest, and the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to the west.

Water Border:
Atlantic Ocean (if I'm reading the map correctly, Barbados doesn't technically touch the Caribbean but I could be wrong and water is, well, fluid).

Total Area(added March 2015)
166 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Bridgetown, Speightstown, Oistins, Bathsheba, Holetown

Famous Geographical Point:
Coles Cave

Famous Person:
Rihanna, singer

Book Set In/About:
No Man in the House by Cecil Foster

A coming-of-age tale set in the early 1960s, during Barbados' bid for independence from Great Britain.

Movie Set In/About:
"From Barbados with Love" (2006), directed by Miguel Antonio Drayton

A documentary about a famous monkey hunter trying to make his biggest kill.

Headline of the Day:
"Barbados Steady in Misery Index" in Nation News.


Patricia said...

Worst headline of the day ever.

I thought of a suggestion. Land mass/area? I'm good with bigger countries, but all the little ones I have no idea.

balyien said...

That's a great idea! I will add that one for the next country (& those following), and possibly go back and add it to the ones I've already done.

And that headline is slightly misleading. It was merely an article about how Barbados had neither gone up nor down on the "misery index." It's at 28. Not sure if they do every country, but if they do that seems a touch high for a Caribbean island.