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ID: 7004770
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Barbados (nation)  Barbados (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 059 32 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -59.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises island of the same name; originally inhabited by Arawaks; probably sighted by Portuguese; Spanish arrived in 1518, and by 1536 no Amerindians remained; English settlers arrived 17th century, and brought Africans here as slaves for sugar plantations; official language is English.

Names:
Barbados (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Barbados (Spanish-P,U,N)
Barbade (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Барбадос (C,V,Russian-P,U)
巴巴多斯 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
بربادوس (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
BRB (C,O,ISO3L)
BB (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO052 (C,O,ISO3N)
BB00 (C,O,FIPS)
Los Barbados (H,O)  ............ named by Portuguese in 15th cen., for the bearded fig trees that grow here
Barbadian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Barbados (nation)  ........  Barbados (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  attained self-government in 1961; gained independence from Britain on November 30, 1966
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
island nation (C)
colony (H)  ............  British, until 1961

Related geographic places:
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1966
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1966

Sources and Contributors:
Barbade..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
Barbadian..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
Barbados..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 552
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 561
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 59-60
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 79
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 885
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-9
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 116
BB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
BB00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
BRB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 763
ISO052..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Los Barbados..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 79
Барбадос..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
巴巴多斯..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
بربادوس..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 552
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 561
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 59-60
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 79
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 885
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 763
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-9
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 116
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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