Barbados

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National Data

Barbados Flag Barbados Flag
Country Barbados
Country code BB
City Bridgetown
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy
Size in km² 430
Population 284215
Year of construction 1874


Building

Type British
Volume 205000
Architect


Wikipedia

The Parliament Buildings (also known as The Public Buildings, or more rarely Parliament House), is the seat of the Parliament of Barbados. Built between 1870 and 1874, the buildings have been the meeting place for both chambers of Parliament since 16 June 1874, and a former site of Colonial administration of Barbados. It consists of two buildings in the neo-Gothic architectural style, and are reminiscent of the Victorian era of Great Britain.

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Introduction

Barbados has a parliamentary tradition dating back to 1639, surpassed in the Commonwealth only by England and Bermuda. The neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings in which the bicameral parliament styled after the British Westminster system convenes was built between 1870 and 1874. The 136-year-old clock in the clocktower stopped for a few years after Hurricane Tomas in 2010.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 30 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 16.058
Number of women 5 HDI 0,785
Pop. per MP 9.474 Democracy index /
CO2 total 1.360 CO2 per capita 4,75

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