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The parish of Saint Michael is home to Bridgetownmarker, the capital of Barbadosmarker.So-named for the bridges over the Careenage, Bridgetown is the center of commercial activity in Barbados, as well as a central hub for the public transport network. Also found in St. Michael are: the local Psychiatric Hospital, commonly called Jenkins; Barbados' primary health care facility, the Queen Elizabeth Hospitalmarker; several schools, including the prestigious Harrison College, Combermere School and The St. Michael School, and various government offices such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Industry and International Business.

St. Michael also houses the international seaport of Barbados—the Deep Water Harbour. A large percentage of the tourism traffic the island experiences arrives on cruise ships from various lines such as Royal Caribbeanand Cunard. The harbour features several sugar towers for loading locally produced sugar into transport ships, and a tower for loading flour for transport.

Parishes bordering Saint Michael

Parish: Saint Michael
Largest City: Bridgetownmarker
Population (2008 est.): 94,860 inhab.
Population Density: 2,432.31 inhab/km²
Parliamentary representationmarker
- House seats 11
Parishes of Barbados

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