Saint Peter, Barbados

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Saint Peter
Parish
Map of Barbados showing Saint Peter
Map of Barbados showing Saint Peter
Coordinates: 13°15′N 59°37′W / 13.25°N 59.617°W / 13.25; -59.617Coordinates: 13°15′N 59°37′W / 13.25°N 59.617°W / 13.25; -59.617
Country Barbados
Independence November 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)
Parliamentry seats 1
Government
 • Type Parliamentary democracy
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 11,160
 • Density 328/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
Area code +1 (246)
ccTLD .bb
Largest town Speightstown

Saint Peter ("St. Peter") is one of eleven parishes in the Caribbean island country of Barbados. It is named after the Christian Apostle and Patron saint, Saint Peter. It is in the north of Barbados.

Saint Peter is a tourist hot spot. The parish is surrounded with white sand beaches, including those along Mullins Bay. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is mostly a monkey sanctuary for the Barbados Green Monkey. St Nicholas Abbey is one of the more famous landmarks on Barbados.

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