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Barbados

Capital :Bridgetown

Land Area : 431 sq km

Head of Government : Prime Minister The Rt Hon Owen Arthur (May 2003)

Population :279,254 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :English

Major Religion(s) : Protestant 67% (Anglican 40%, Pentecostal 8%, Methodist 7%, other 12%), Roman Catholic 4%, none 17%, other 12%

Date of Joining : 1966

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