Saint John, Barbados

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Saint John
Parish
EAST COAST VIEW FROM ST. JOHN'S CHURCH - BARBADOS.jpg
Map of Barbados showing the Saint John parish
Map of Barbados showing the Saint John parish
Coordinates: 13°10′N 59°29′W / 13.167°N 59.483°W / 13.167; -59.483Coordinates: 13°10′N 59°29′W / 13.167°N 59.483°W / 13.167; -59.483
Country Barbados
Largest city Four Roads
Government
 • Type Parliamentary democracy
 • Parliamentry seats 1
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 8,963
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)

The parish of Saint John ("St. John") is a parish of Barbados on the eastern side of the island. It is home to one of the secondary schools on the island, The Lodge School. The parish is also the home of many districts such as Ashford and Kendal. It is also home to the St. John's Parish Church, which has a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean from its perch near Hackleton's Cliff, which overlooks the East Coast of the island.[1] In its southeastern corner, the shoreline turns northward instead of southward, forming the small Conset Bay.[2]

Society primary school is the oldest primary school on the island. It is over 100 years old and was built by the codrington college.

Landmarks[edit]

Ashford Bird Park is a bird and animal sanctuary of some 197 acres (80 ha).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.barbados.org/churches/stjohn.htm
  2. ^ Plotting location as given by this map onto this image

Parishes bordering Saint John[edit]

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