This is where Rihanna comes from. It's time master geography - now! Hi, guys, I was raised with that. Today we have been heading to Barbados. Let's take apart the flag.
Believe me, this is going to be crazy. The very first thing you may notice is that there will be a trident on it.
It is called the Broken Trident, it signifies the citizens of Barbados, which broke away from historical constitutional ties as a former British colony. The three points stand for the three values of democracy. Government of individuals, for the people and about the people.
The gold, upright bar is a symbol of the sand of the beaches of Barbados. Blue signifies the sea and sky of Barbados. I love flags with guns. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY Barbados can be found at in the Atlantic Ocean east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. You might say it belongs in the Caribbean, but that isn't true.
Technically, it's 100 kilometers away in the Ocean, but you are not so mistaken, because for the most part everyone considers it portion of the Caribbean. So it's not a big science, sorry people, I really like you. Anyway, Barbados is kind of awkwardly stuck between the two. It's like a vampire Caribbean and a werewolf Atlantic.
"Barbados, I will always love you, forever.
" "No, Barbados, I'm the only one right for you personally, I'll always love you." Many people say that Barbados's shape resembles a pear or perhaps a leg of lamb. I think it looks like a thumbs up without all the other fingers. Yeah! As for the borders, it's easy, because Barbados is just one island.
In fact, there are no other attached islands, only one lonely island. The total area is about 430 square kilometers and the seacoast will be about 97 kilometers long. The entire island can be bypassed in less than a day or you could crawl the entire island in 30 hours without stops and rest. The capitol is Bridgetown, located in the southwestern portion of the island. The territory is cut into 11 dwill betricts and in each precinct there are end up beingautifully named cities such as Friendship and Cake Corner.
I wish this whole country was out of the pie, right? We find out in ... PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY No, it's not from the cake.
And unlike many other islands in the area, it really is 85% coral limestone. Limestone. Barbados is also unique for the reason that, because of its geographical location, it avoids disasters perfectly.
Let's explain. In the event that you consider the map, the other islands of the Lesser Antilles form an arc across the tectonic plate and they are like volcanic and so on.
Barbados is much further east and has no volcanoes. This does not yet participate in the hurricane belt, which means that most hurricanes mwill bes Barbados or barely touch it. Barbados is like, "Dude, I don't care, I do what I want, I performn't need any volcanoes, it's pretty hot already. " "And you hurricanes, escape my sight, out of my sight." Barbados, like the other Caribbean islands, is predominantly flat.
A lot of land is arable, about three quarters, but they are no longer dependent on agriculture.
Before the 1950s, Barbados was essentially addicted to sugar. Sugar production dominated the economy, but much like any sugar dependence ...
Seizure and death. I'm kidding. But seriously, the price of sugar has fallen drastically. Fortunately, Barbados was smart and shifted its focus to other revenue opportunities like tourism, trade and like other cute islands, offshore banking. They decided to turn into a kind of tax haven, which attracted many international investors.
This shows that if you don't want money from people, they will love you. Barbados also has beautiful beaches, coral reefs and caves. But they have always been big fans of rum. There is the oldest rum distillery in the world, which was opened in the pirate years in the early 18th century. Mount Gay, gay .
.. Mount Gay Rum. It is said that there are as much churches as there are rum shops and to this certainly day, rum makes up about 9% of the total economy.