Christ Church, Barbados

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Christ Church
Parish
Skyline of Christ Church
Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Coordinates: =inline
CountryBarbados
First settlement1627
IndependenceNovember 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)
Parliamentary seats5
House constituencies
Government
 • TypeParliamentary democracy
Area
 • Total57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total55,800
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Eastern Caribbean)
Area code
ccTLD.bb
Largest townOistins

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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