Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It has an area of 430 square kilometers (166 square miles). Barbados's tourism industry, which benefits from its tropical maritime climate, is an important part of the Barbadian economy.
Population:288,725 (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups:Black (93%), Caucasian (3.2%), East Indian (1%), other (0.2%)
Religions: Protestant (63.4% - Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic (4.2%), other Christian (7%), other (4.8%), None or unspecified (20.6%)
Barbadians In Toronto
In Canada: 30,435
In the GTA: 14,625
In the City of Toronto: 5,765
Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Brampton, Markham, City of Toronto (Ward 1 & 2 North Etobicoke, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 44 Scarborough East)
Barbados is one of the most prosperous Caribbean islands and enjoys political, economic and social stability. Barbados is mostly Christian, largely as a result of its British heritage. Although religion has been losing some of its influence as of late, it continues playing an important role in society - for example, school days often begin with a prayer. Other religious groups in Barbados, such as Muslims and Hindus, are largely made up of immigrants. There is complete freedom of religion in Barbados.
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