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Parish: Saint Michael
Area: 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Largest City: Bridgetown
Population (2008 est.): 94,860 inhab.
Population Density: 2,432.31 inhab/km²
Parliamentary representation
- House seats 11
Map of Barbados showing the Saint Michael parish
Parishes of Barbados

The parish of Saint Michael is home to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. So-named for the bridges over the Careenage, Bridgetown is the center of commercial activity in Barbados, as well as a central hub for the public transport network. Also found in St. Michael are: the local Psychiatric Hospital, commonly called Jenkins; Barbados' primary health care facility, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital; several schools, including the prestigious Harrison College, Combermere School and The St. Michael School, and various government offices such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Industry and International Business. It is also the hometown of Rihanna.

St. Michael also houses the international seaport of Barbados—the Deep Water Harbour. A large percentage of the tourism traffic the island experiences arrives on cruise ships from various lines such as Royal Caribbean and Cunard. The harbour features several sugar towers for loading locally produced sugar into transport ships, and a tower for loading flour for transport.

Parishes bordering Saint Michael

Coordinates: 13°07′N 59°36′W / 13.117°N 59.6°W / 13.117; -59.6


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