This is where Rihanna comes from. It's time to discover geography - now! Hi, guys, I was raised with that. Today we have been shifting to Barbados. Let's take apart the flag.
Believe me, this 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 means the people of Barbados, which broke away from traditional constitutional connections as a previous British colony. The three points depict the three principles of democracy. Government of the people, for the people and concerning the people.
The gold, top to bottom bar stands for the sand of the seashores of Barbados. Blue represents the sea and sky of Barbados. I love flags with guns. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY Barbados is positioned in the Atlantic Ocean east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. In ways it belongs in the Caribbean, but that's not true.
Officially, it's 100 kilometers away in the Atlantic, but you're not so mistaken, because essentially everyone considers it portion of the Caribbean. So it is not a big science, thereforerry 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 personally, I'll always love you." Many people say that Barbados's shape looks like 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 just one island.
As a matter of fact, there are no other associated islands, only one lonely island. The total area is about 430 square kilometers and the sea-coast is about 97 kilometers long. The total island can be bypassed in less than a day or you could crawl the total island in 30 hours with no stops and rest. The capitol is Bridgetown, located in the southwestern area of the island. The area is cut into 11 dwill betricts and in each precinct there are end up beingautifully named cities such as 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, because of its geographical location, it avoids disasters very well.
Let's explain. If you consider 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 participate in the hurricane belt, which means that most hurricanes mwill bes Barbados or barely touch it. Barbados is similar to, "Dude, I don't care, I do what I want, I performn't need any volcanoes, it's pretty hot already. " "And you hurricanes, escape my sight, out of my sight." Barbados, 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 much like 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 become a kind 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 may be the oldest rum distillery on the planet, which was opened in the pirate years in the early 18th century. Mount Gay, gay .
.. Mount Gay Rum. It is said that there are as many churches as there are rum shops and to this definitely day, rum is the reason 9% of the total economy.