Flag of Barbados


National anthem of Barbados

In Plenty and In Time of Need

The National Anthem of Barbados is an anthem titled In Plenty and In Time of Need. It was written by Irving Burgie (1926-) and was composed by C. Van Roland Edwards (1912-1985). It was adopted by Barbados in 1966.
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Map of Barbados

Map of Barbados

Basic information on Barbados

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. Slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.
Location Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Population 280,946 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Barbadian(s) or Bajan (colloquial) adjective: Barbadian or Bajan (colloquial)
Flag description three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold, and blue with the head of a black trident centered on the gold band; the trident head represents independence and a break with the past (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident)