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Barbados, Caribbean, North America
latitude: 13.2, longitude: -59.58
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Barbados is a country in Caribbean, North America at latitude 13°12′00.00″ North, longitude 59°34′48.00″ West.

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Barbados (pronounced /bɑːrˈbeɪdɒs/ or /bɑːrˈbeɪdoʊs/) is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Americas. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 sq km (166 sq mi). Barbados is 2,600 km (1,600 mi) southeast of Miami and it is the easternmost island in the Caribbean.

This page is a starting point for coordinating mapping activities in Barbados.

Administrative Boundaries

Barbados is divided into 11 parishes:

Name Notes Suggested Tag
St. Philip relation 3961386 admin_level=6
Christ Church relation 3961378 admin_level=6
St. Michael relation 3961384 admin_level=6
St. George relation 3961988 admin_level=6
St. John relation 3961381 admin_level=6
St. Joseph relation 3961382 admin_level=6
St. Thomas relation 3961387 admin_level=6
St. James relation 3961380 admin_level=6
St. Andrew relation 3961379 admin_level=6
St. Peter relation 3961385 admin_level=6
St. Lucy relation 3961383 admin_level=6

Road Classification

There are approximately 1,600 km of roads in Barbados covering almost all parts of the island. The road network conforms to a hierarchy that can be defined by the following tagging scheme:

Type Example Suggested Tagging
High Speed Restricted Access ABC Highway relation 389446944 highway=trunk
Numbered Highway Highway 7 relation 231339978 highway=primary
Lettered Highway Highway R relation 37692182 highway=secondary
Other Main Roads (Arterials) Black Rock Main Road relation 393496294 highway=secondary
Collector Roads Clermonts Road relation 28748621 highway=tertiary
Local Roads Central Station Drive relation 289496952 highway=residential
Unpaved Roads Track at Hampton relation 37691652 highway=track + surface=unpaved

Place Hierarchy

Districts in Barbados vary widely in geographic size and often boundaries are not clearly defined. "Developments" (typically named Park, Terrace, Heights, Gardens, etc.) are typically the smallest areas and should be tagged as place=neighbourhood.