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Christ Church
Parish
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Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Map of Barbados showing Christ Church
Country Barbados
First settlement 1627
Independence November 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)
Area
 • Total 57 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 55,800
 • Density 979/km2 (2,535/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
Area code +1 (246)
ccTLD .bb
Largest town Oistins

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.

Notable persons

  • Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives, lived in Christ Church with her maternal grandmother for a large part of her childhood.
  • Doug E. Fresh, the famous beatboxer and rapper (prominent in the 80's and 90's) was born here.
  • Jaicko Lawrence, contemporary pop music singer/songwriter.
  • Jefferson Jones (cricketer) (1954- ), born at Christ Church before moving to England where he played cricket for Berkshire.
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