Barbados, Caribbean, North America
|latitude: 13.2, longitude: -59.58|
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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.
Barbados is divided into 11 parishes:
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:
|High Speed Restricted Access||ABC Highway||highway=trunk|
|Numbered Highway||Highway 7||highway=primary|
|Lettered Highway||Highway R||highway=secondary|
|Other Main Roads (Arterials)||Black Rock Main Road||highway=secondary|
|Collector Roads||Clermonts Road||highway=tertiary|
|Local Roads||Central Station Drive||highway=residential|
|Unpaved Roads||Track at Hampton||highway=track + surface=unpaved|
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.