Today we are learning about a new Caribbean country ! The island of Rihanna.

The flag :

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The country :

Barbados is a country in the Carribean in North America. It is the most eastern of the carribean countries, and is located in the Lesser Antilles. It is made up of only one island, and its closing neighbors are the islands of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Martinique and Trinidad and Tobago.
The country is divided in 11 districts.

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Around 286 000 people live in Barbados.
The official language of the country is English, as it is a former colony of the United Kingdom. A recognize language is Bajan, also called Barbadian Creole, a english based creole. Even if English is the official language, it is estimated that Bajan is actually the main language spoken in the island, as ~286 000 people consider it their main language, while only 1000 consider English to be.

The motto of the country is "Pride and Industry".

The main religion of Barbados is Christianity for 75.6% of the population, while 20% identify as irreligious/atheist. 2.5% identify as other.

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The capital city and only large city of Barbados is Bridgetown. Other cities include Speightstown, Oistins and Bathsheba.

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Bridgetown
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Speightstown
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Oistins
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Holetown

The ethnic groups of Barbados :

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Around 90% of the population is Afro-Banjan, an Afro-Carribean group. They descend from various african groups.

The rest of the population are mainly of European descent, mostly from the UK and Ireland, or Asians, mostly from China and India. There also is a large community of Indo-Guyanese people, that originate from India but comes from Guyana to Barbados.

Let's see the most famous sites of Barbados :

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Harrison's Cave
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Bathsheba's Bay
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St Nicolas Abbey (and its Rum)
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The Animal Flower Cave
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Farley Hill National Park
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Crane Beach
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Hunte's Garden
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The Bridgetown Port
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The Bottom Bay
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Andromeda Botanical Garden
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Barbados Museum and Historical Society
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Morgan Lewis Windmills

This is only a few, but I will stop there.

Now, let's some of the most famous people from Barbados :

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The most famous Barbadian is the singer Rihanna
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The Hip Hop artist Shontelle
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The Hip Hop artist Grandmaster Flash

The Olympian Obadele Thompson.

The Cricket Player Garfield Sobers.

The musician Jaicko Lawrence.

The horse trainer Michael Stoute.

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The Rapper Doug E Fresh

And that's it ! Did you learn anything ? The Carribean countries are always beautiful.
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