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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
 
   
   
 

Antigua and Barbuda Identity Card

 

 
Country name: Antigua and Barbuda
Area: 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km - Barbuda 161 sq km)
Coastline: 153 km
Highest point: Boggy Peak 402 m
Population: 68,722
Density: 155/Km2
Population growth rate: 0.57%
Official Language: English
Religions: Christian
Government type: Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Saint John's (Antigua)
GDP - per capita: $11,000
Inflation rate: 0.4%
Currency (code): East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: AG
ISO CODE Alpha2: AG
ISO CODE Alpha3: ATG
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 28
Calling code: +1 268
Internet country code: .ag
Time Zone: GMT +4.0H

 
 
 
 

Antigua and Barbuda retains the laid-back character of a sleepy fishing village amidst the electrifying environment of a modern tourist destination. Here, life centres around the fabulous white beaches and the enticing turquoise waters of the Caribbean that offer diving among wrecks, reefs and walls. Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Antigua and Barbuda is a teeny speck in the BWI or British West Indies. It is strategically situated in the middle of the Lesser Antilles archipelago and at the merging point of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Antigua and Barbuda is constituted of several small islands of which Antigua is the largest. The topography of Antigua and Barbuda is mostly flat and low lying with the rare exception of the highest point at Boggy Peak with 402 metres.
Antigua and Barbuda was initially inhabited by Amerindians before being a hub of Arawak and Carib tribes. After suffering century long British domination, it became a part of the West Indies Associated States. Independence was granted to Antigua and Barbuda within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981. Today it is a member nation of Caribbean Community, United Nations, World Trade Organization, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System.


The port of St. John's

 

 



 

 
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