Bridgetown, Barbados

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Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre and has a population of about 80,000. Bridgetown was originally named ‘Indian Bridge’ for the rude bridge which had been constructed over the river – now known as the Careenage – by the Indians.

Broad Street is the main street of Bridgetown and consists mainly of banks, department stores and duty free shops. Other streets in Bridgetown such as Swan Street, Roebuck Street and Tudor Street consist mainly of smaller shops and businesses, together with wayside vendors.