Prayer times in Barbados

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About Barbados

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. It is located in the western area of the North Atlantic and is known for its distinctive charm, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Bridgetown, the island's bustling capital, features colonial architecture, and its port is popular for cruises. The country spans 430 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 287,000. English is the official language, and Barbadian Creole is widely spoken. The Barbadian culture is a blend of West African, Portuguese, Creole, Indian, British, and American influences. The country is known for its rich history, folklore, music, and dance, especially calypso and the Crop Over festival, which originated as a harvest festival on sugar cane plantations. Barbados has a strong sporting tradition, with cricket being the national sport. The country is characterized by beautiful beaches, botanical gardens, Harrison's Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses. Barbados' economy is mainly based on tourism and offshore banking. The island country is known for being environmentally advanced and having high-quality education and health care systems. It became a sovereign nation in 1966, maintaining Queen Elizabeth II as its constitutional monarch. Barbados is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations.