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Barbados Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It is in length and up to in width, covering an area of . It is in the weste ...

Barbados
is a
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in the
Lesser Antilles The Lesser Antilles ( es, link=no, Pequeñas Antillas; french: link=no, Petites Antilles; pap, Antias Menor; nl, Kleine Antillen) are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Most of them are part of a long, partially volcanic arc, volcanic is ...
, in the
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. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island. The Government of Barbados also owns a handful of state-owned companies some of which are outlined below.


Notable firms

This list includes notable
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with primary
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located in the country. The industry and sector follow the
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taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct. File:Central Bank Barbados Building-003.jpg, The Central Bank of Barbados in
Bridgetown Bridgetown (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI) is the Capital city, capital and largest city of Barbados. Formerly The Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the Parishes of Barbados, parish of Saint Michael, Barbados, Saint Mich ...

Bridgetown
File:Saint Andrew, Barbados 040.jpg, Sugar cane growing in
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File:Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society building, Bridgetown.jpg, The Mutual Life Assurance building in
Bridgetown Bridgetown (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI) is the Capital city, capital and largest city of Barbados. Formerly The Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the Parishes of Barbados, parish of Saint Michael, Barbados, Saint Mich ...

Bridgetown
File:Bathsheba, Barbados 02.jpg, Tourist resort in Bathsheba, Saint Joseph File:Banks Beer Brewery (side), Barbados.jpg, Banks Barbados Brewery in Saint Michael, Barbados


References

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