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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 431 sq km 2008 191st out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.53 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 208th out of 224
Area > Total 430 sq km 2013 201st out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,422 2011 63th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,422 2008 61st out of 169
Climate tropical; rainy season (June to October) 2013
Geographic coordinates 13 10 N, 59 32 W 2013
Geographic location Caribbean Sea , Windward Islands 2014
Land area > Sq. km 430 sq km 2008 182nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 166 square miles 2013 83th out of 86
Location Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela 2013
Natural resources petroleum, fish, natural gas 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 430 km² 2005 188th out of 204
Terrain relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Barbados Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Barbados/Geography

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Barbados Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land area 3
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3