Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean region of the Americas, located 168 km east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 180 km south-east of Martinique and 400 km north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados population in 2023 is estimated to be 288,563, covers country area of 432 sq km(162 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-seventy-eigth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Bridgetown and largest city. Country code is BRB, English is the official language of Barbados, In the late 15th century Spanish navigators took possession of Barbados, later in 1532 Portuguese Empire claimed the island but abandoned it in 1620. English men took possession of the island in 1625, and in 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and Barbados became British colony. Historically, at the time of British Barbados had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation, since the late 1970s its economy has diversified into the manufacturing and tourism sectors.Below table is the population of Barbados from 1960 to 2020:
Barbados population in 1960 is 230,985, by 1970 the population is increased by 7,910 totaling to 238,895, by 1980 the population is increased to 252,388, and by 1990 the total increase of 260,933 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 260,933. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 271,511, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Barbados increase by 10,620 with a change of 3.91 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 5,240 with a change of 1.86 percent and make up to 287,371. According to the 2010 census, 75.6 percent of the population of Barbados is considered Christian, 2.6 percent have a non-Christian religion and 20.6 percent have no religion. Barbados population in 2022 is estimated to be 288,088, Population of Barbados in 2021 is estimated as 287,731.
The population of Barbados is predominantly black (92.4%) or mixed (3.1%). 2.7% of the population is white and 1.3% South Asian. The remaining 0.4% of the population includes East Asians (0.1%) and Middle Easterners (0.1%).
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