An island in the Atlantic about 300 mi (483 km) north of Venezuela, Barbados is only 21 mi long (34 km) and 14 mi across (23 km) at its widest point. It is circled by fine beaches and narrow coastal plains. The highest point is Mount Hillaby (1,105 ft; 337 m) in the north-central area.

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  • Speightstown (), also known as Little Bristol, is the second largest City centre of Barbados It is situated 12 miles (19 km) north of the capital city of Bridgetown, in the northern parish of Saint Peter The City is named after William Speight, a member of Barbados' first Assembly during the Settlement years, and the former owner of the land where the City is located

  • Oistins (Pronounced /'ȯis-tins/ -- UN/LOCODE: BB OST), is a coastal area located in the country of Barbados It is situated centrally along the coastline of the parish of Christ Church The area comprises a fishing village and a tourist area containing a collection of bars, rum shops and shopping arcades

  • Bridgetown (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI) is the capital and largest city of Barbados Formerly The Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town"

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