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Vatican City is a city-state within Italy and the seat of Roman Catholicism

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With its 289,680 people, Barbados is the 178th largest country in the world by population. It is the 197th largest country in the world by area with 430 square kilometers.

The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

Languages spoken: English (official), Bajan (English-based creole language, widely spoken in informal settings)

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