Barbadosis a tropical island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is part of the continent of North America. Though it is actually just east of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is generally considered a Caribbean country, because it is so close to the Sea, and because it shares a lot of culture and history with that area.
Barbados' capital is Bridgetown, and it's overall population is around 285,000. Barbados often ranks high in the Human Development Index - in 2009, it was the 37th highest in the world; and the 3rd highest in the Americas (only Canada and the United States came higher). Traditionally, the Barbadian economy relied on Sugarcane, but recently other industries such as Tourism have become more popular.