Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometers in length and up to 23 km in width, covering an area of 432 square kilometers. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 km east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 km north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown.