A major tourist destination in the West Indies, Bridgetown is the capital city of Barbados.
Barbados exported US$516.8 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016.
Highest-value Barbadian exported products include jewelry, oil, ethyl alcohol, medicines, orthopedic appliances, cement and watches according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Bridgetown, Barbados: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Garrison Savannah – Barbados Turf Club, Parliament Buildings, Barbados Garrison, Jewish Synogogue and St. Michael’s Cathedral
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Bridgetown, Barbados:
- Grandmaster Flash, rapper (born Jan. 1, 1958)
- Jade Bailey, Olympic sprinter (born Jun. 10, 1983)
- Garfield Sobers, cricket star (born Jul. 28, 1936)
- Rorrey Fenty, hip-hop artist & Rihanna’s brother (born Nov. 13, 1989)
- Clyde Walcott, cricket player (born Jan. 17, 1926)
- Gwendolyn Knight, painter (born May 26, 1913)
- Redd Pepper, voice actor (born Jun. 23, 1961)
- Jon Nurse, soccer coach (born Mar. 1, 1981)
- Yewande Omotoso, novelist (born 1980)
- Steve Tomlinson, cricketeer (born Dec. 21, 1978)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Barbados: Barbadian
Population: 110,000 (Bridgetown)
Density: 7,333 people per square mile (2,831 per square kilometer)
Population: 291,495 (Barbados)
Density: 1,756 people per square mile (678 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$4.804 billion as of October 2016 (for Barbados, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $17,200
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Bridgetown were unavailable.
Official currency used in Bridgetown: Barbadian dollar
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Central America and Caribbean: Barbados. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on February 27, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Official Government Website, Access Barbados: Barbados Integrated Government. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Barbados. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Wikipedia, Bridgetown. Accessed on February 27, 2017
Bridgetown’s land area measures 15 square miles (40 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 110,000 in 2014.
At the country level, Barbados’ land area covers 166 square miles (430 square kilometers). The national population count was 291,495 inhabitants as of July 2016.
Population density is higher within the Barbadian capital city Bridgetown with an average 7,333 residents per square mile (2,831 per square kilometer).
For Barbados overall, population density drops significantly to an average 1,756 people per square mile (678 per square kilometer).
Barbados won its independence from the United Kingdom on November 30, 1966. Barbadians celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each November 30.