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ID: 7004770
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/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)
Barbadian (C,O,English,U,A)
ברבדוס (C,U,Hebrew )
Los Barbados (H,O)  ............ named by Portuguese in 15th cen., for the bearded fig trees that grow here

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)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British West Indies (general region)  ....  British West Indies (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Barbados (nation)  ........  Barbados (nation) (P,H)

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)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
colony (H)  ............  British, until 1961

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Bridgetown .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Barbados, Saint Michael parish) [1013028]
distinguished from ....  Barbados .......... (island)
..................................  (World, North and Central America, Barbados) [7030373]
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:
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
ברבדוס..........  [IMJ]
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Barbade..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
Barbadian..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
Barbados..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, 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
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.................  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
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, 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
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  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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