Atlas of Barbados
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|Map of Barbados|
|Parishes of Barbados|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Barbados, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Barbados.
|[[|border|251x400px]]||Barbados, discovered by Spain around 1500 and shortly settled by Spanish colonists, is settled in 1627 by English colonists. At that time the islands are uninhabited. Barbados becomes a self-funding colony under uninterrupted British rule. Nevertheless, Barbados always enjoys a large measure of local autonomy. From 1833 to 1885 it is part of the Windward Islands. In 1958 the island becomes a territory of the British West Indies. After the dissolution of the British West Indies in 1962, Barbados becomes a separate dependency again. In 1966 Barbados becomes independent as a parliamentary democratic monarchy.|
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
|The Island of Barbadoes. Divided into its Parishes, by Hermann Moll, 1736|
|Barbados from Thomson's New General Atlas, 1817|
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