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Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of Bridgetown. The currency used in Bridgetown is the Barbados Dollar. Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados.

If you are traveling to Bridgetown, you will need to exchange your currency for the Barbadian Dollar. You may exchange your money for the Barbados Dollar at most Bridgetown banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the Bridgetown airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Barbados Dollar currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in Bridgetown. You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Bridgetown Currency Converter, Barbados Dollar (BBD) 


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About Bridgetown

The city of Bridgetown, metropolitan pop 96,578 (2006), is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Formerly, the Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town".

The Bridgetown port is located at 13°7′N 59°37′W / 13.117°N 59.617°W / 13.117; -59.617 (Bridgetown port), on the southwestern coast of the island along Carlisle Bay. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown (also referred to as the City Circle) area lie along the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. While there is no longer local municipal government, it is governed as a political constituency within the national Parliament.

The present day location of the city was established by English settlers in 1628 following a prior settlement at St. James Town. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics and convention centre in the Caribbean region.

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