Barbados is a small country in a structure of the Lesser Antilles in West Indies. Plains, formed by limestone dominate in a relief of Barbados, but to a center of the island landscape becomes more mountainous: its highest point - Mount Hillaby (336 meters). The island is surrounded by coral reefs. To the west it washed by waters of the Caribbean Sea, to the north and east - of the Atlantic Ocean. First inhabitants of Barbados were the Caribbean Indians. In remains of ancient settlements, discovered by archaeologists, primitive tools made of shells, kitchen utensils, burials were found. Long before an advent of the Europeans the island was inhabited by Arawak tribe, who grew cotton, corn, peanuts, papaya. Barbados, the easternmost of the Caribbean islands (34 km in length, 23 km in width) has earned a reputation as one of the most favorable places to live on the planet. There is a record for the planet number of centenarians on the island. As the ratio of people older than a hundred years, and the total number of inhabitants of the island, Barbados is ahead of affluent countries such as Japan and Sweden. Among factors that explain this phenomenon are physical labor, positive emotions and favorable climate of the island. No wonder that the island has become one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Barbados is an ideal spot for those who appreciate a comfortable, first-class recreation. Among the most popular entertainments: a variety of water sports, including scuba diving, polo, golf; restaurants, renowned for excellent cuisine, duty-free shops, jeep safari, cave exploring, flying in helicopters, beach parties, horseback riding, sailing on \"pirate\" schooners, yachts and catamarans, parties with limbo and swallowing fire, deep-sea fishing, swimming with sea turtles, exploring a underwater world on a submarine \"Atlantis\" etc. Local people are extremely musical, so most of island holidays are associated with music. In January, there is the world\'s jazz festival, with participation of famous musicians from around the world. In October, competitions of young jazz lovers are held. A Celtic festival is at the end of May. And the most important holiday in Barbados, devoted to a harvest of sugar cane, in late June - early August, is held under the sounds of calypso and other incendiary tropical tunes
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