Barbados (in English: Barbados) is the easternmost island of the Antilles archipelago, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This is located east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in the Leeward Islands, within the Lesser Antilles.
The country has as its neighbor Martinique to the north and Grenada to the south. The island has a length of 34 km and a maximum width of 23 km, for a total area of 430 km2 (see the map). Barbados is therefore one of the smallest countries in the world with Andorra (468 km2), Antigua and Barbuda (442 km2), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (389 km2), Grenada (340 km2), the island of Malta (316 km2) and the Maldives (300 km2).
The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown (in the parish of St. Michael) in the south-west (population: less than 8000 inhabitants).
Administratively, Barbados is divided into 11 “parishes” (the Parishes): Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Lucy, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip and Saint Thomas.