Barbados: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Geographic Coordinates13 10 N, 59 32 W 13.166667,-59.533333
Area total: 430 sq km
land: 430 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline97 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Hillaby 336 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainrelatively flat; rises gently to central highland region
Natural Hazardsinfrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides
Natural Resourcepetroleum, fish, natural gas
Land Usearable land: 27.91%
permanent crops: 2.33%
other: 69.77% (2011)
Climatetropical; rainy season (June to October)
Irrigated Land54.35 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.08 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuespollution of coastal waters from waste disposal by ships; soil erosion; illegal solid waste disposal threatens contamination of aquifers
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesBridgetown; Speightstown ; Oistins ; Bathsheba ; Holetown
Important Cities
Geography-noteeasternmost Caribbean island