Barbados - West Indies sanatorium
Barbados is located to the east of the Antilles, in the Caribbean.
Barbados in Portuguese means "place of long beards," and covers an
area of 431 square kilometers. It has a population of 277,000, the
vast majority of whom are of African descent. Residents are
Christian, with English the primary language. The currency is the
Bados yuan, and the capital is Bridgetown.
Barbados’ flag contains three vertical strips of blue and yellow.
Inside the yellow strip there is a black central trident. Blue
represents the sea and sky, yellow denotes the golden beaches, and
the trident symbolizes: of the people, for the people, and by the
Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, Barbados was discovered in
1518 by the Spanish. Ten years later the Portuguese invaded, and in
1624 the British occupied the island. In 1627 established the
jurisdiction of the Governor, joined Western in 1958, the Indian
Union. In October 1961,the island obtained and internal
self-government, and on 1l 30, 1966, declared independence, thus
joining the Commonwealth.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Tourism, manufacturing and agriculture are the three main sectors of
Barbados’ economy. The island has high medical standards, providing
national free treatment in major hospitals. The country has also
seen a national implementation of free compulsory education,