Barbados is among the most well-known islands of the Caribbean and is the easternmost Caribbean island. Its history is rich and immense, as it was once the hub of the English slave trade in the Caribbean until slavery was abolished in 1807; emancipation came in 1833. In the past, agriculture, specifically sugar cane, was the country’s main source of revenue. Now tourism and manufacturing are the main industries.
The capital is Bridgetown and the island is 166 square miles. The island is home to a variety of flora and fauna and offers rich cultural experiences. Barbados is an independent, self-sustained territory with its own currency, the Bajan dollar. The limestone caves and beaches offer visitors a once in a lifetime experience.