Christ Church, Barbados

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Christ Church
Parish
Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Coordinates: 13°05′N 59°32′W / 13.083°N 59.533°W / 13.083; -59.533Coordinates: 13°05′N 59°32′W / 13.083°N 59.533°W / 13.083; -59.533
Country Barbados
First settlement 1627
Independence November 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)
Parliamentary seats 5
House constituencies
Government
 • Type Parliamentary democracy
Area
 • Total 57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 55,800
 • Density 979/km2 (2,535/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
Area code +1 (246)
ccTLD .bb
Largest town Oistins

Christ Church is a parish of Barbados. It has a land area of 57 km2 (22 sq mi). It is found at the southern end of the island.

The parish has the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport. It also has the last remaining mangrove swamp in the country, the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Another notable area of Christ Church is Saint Lawrence Gap. It is the most lively tourist area on the island. Many of the taverns and clubs in St. Lawrence are used by locals and tourists alike.

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