This is where Rihanna comes from. It's time to learn geography - now! Hi, guys, I was raised with that. Today we are moving to Barbados. Let's disassemble the flag.
Believe me, that is going to be crazy. The very first thing you may notice is that there exists a trident on it.
It is called the Broken Trident, it symbolizes the women and men of Barbados, which broke away from historic constitutional ties as a past British colony. The three points signify the three key points of democracy. Government of the people, for the people and about the people.
The golden, upright bar signifies the sand of the seashores of Barbados. Blue represents the sea and sky of Barbados. I love flags with guns. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY Barbados is found in the Atlantic Ocean east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. In ways it belongs in the Caribbean, but that isn't true.
Technically, it's 100 kilometers away in the Atlantic, but you're not so mistaken, because in a nut-shell everyone considers it portion of the Caribbean. So it is not a big science, sorry people, I really like you. Anyway, Barbados is kind of awkwardly stuck between your two. It's like a vampire Caribbean and a werewolf Atlantic.
"Barbados, I will always love you, forever.
" "No, Barbados, I'm the only one right for you, I'll always love you." Many people say that Barbados's shape resembles a pear or a leg of lamb. I think it looks like a thumbs up without all the other fingers. Yeah! As for the borders, it's easy, because Barbados is merely one island.
As a matter of fact, there are no other connected islands, only one lonely island. The total area is about 430 square kilometers and the seacoast will be about 97 kilometers long. The total island can be bypassed in less than a day or you could crawl the entire island in 30 hours without stops and rest. The capitol is Bridgetown, located in the southwestern area of the island. The area is divided into 11 districts and in each precinct there are beautifully named cities such as for example Friendship and Cake Corner.
I wish this whole country was out of the pie, right? We find out in ... PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY No, it's not from the cake.
And unlike many other islands in the area, it is 85% coral limestone. Limestone. Barbados is also unique in that, due to its geographical location, it avoids disasters perfectly.
Let's explain. If you look at the map, the other islands of the Lesser Antilles form an arc along the tectonic plate and they are like volcanic etc.
Barbados is much further east and contains no volcanoes. Thwill be does not yet belong to the hurricane belt, which means that most hurricanes mwill bes Barbados or barely touch it. Barbados is like, "Dude, I don't care, I do what I want, I don't need any volcanoes, it's pretty hot already. " "And you hurricanes, escape my sight, out of my view." Barbados, just like the other Caribbean islands, is predominantly flat.
A lot of land is arable, about three quarters, but they are no longer dependent on agriculture.
Before the 1950s, Barbados was essentially addicted to sugar. Sugar production dominated the economy, but as with any sugar dependence ...
Seizure and death. I'm kidding. But seriously, the price of sugar has fallen drastically. Fortunately, Barbados was smart and shifted its focus to other revenue opportunities like tourism, trade and like other cute islands, offshore banking. They decided to turn into a sort of tax haven, which attracted many international investors.
This shows that if you don't want money from people, they will love you. Barbados also has beautiful beaches, coral reefs and caves. But they have always been big fans of rum. There is the oldest rum distillery on the planet, which was opened in the pirate years in the first 18th century. Mount Gay, gay .
.. Mount Gay Rum. It is said that there are as much churches as there are rum shops and to this usually day, rum makes up about 9% of the total economy.