Antigua and Barbuda
|Antigua and Barbuda|
|Motto: Each Endeavouring, All Achieving|
|Anthem: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Royal anthem: God Save the Queen 1
(and largest city)
|Local language||Antiguan Creole|
|Ethnic groups (2001)||91% black
under a federal constitutional monarchy
|-||Head of State||Elizabeth II|
|-||Governor-General||Dame Louise Lake-Tack|
|-||Prime Minister||Baldwin Spencer|
|-||Opposition Leader||Lester Bird|
|-||from the United Kingdom||November 1, 1981|
|-||Total||440 km2 (195th)
170 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
|HDI (2007)||0.868 (high) (47th)|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar (
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|Drives on the||left|
|1||God Save The Queen is the official national anthem but it is generally used only on regal and vice-regal occasions.|
Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. In 2011, about 81,800 people lived there. The capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua. The country used to be a part of the British Empire. The nation still belongs to the British Commonwealth.
Antigua and Barbuda is divided into six parishes and two dependencies:
Note: Though Barbuda and Redonda are called dependencies, they are important parts of the state. Dependency is simply a title.
Below is a list of the ten largest cities. For other cities see List of cities in Antigua and Barbuda.
- Saint John's 22,634
- All Saints 3,412
- Liberta 2,239
- Potter's Village 2,067
- Bolans 1,785
- Swetes 1,573
- Seaview Farm 1,486
- Pigotts 1,363
- Parham 1,276
- Clare Hall 1,273
Below is a list of the islands of the country.
Tourism is the main part of the economy. It is more than half of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Antigua is famous for its many luxury resorts. Investment banking and financial services are also important.
The Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has 285 members.
Related pages [change]
- Antigua and Barbuda at the Olympics
- Antigua and Barbuda national football team
- List of rivers of Antigua and Barbuda
- "Antigua and Barbuda". International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?sy=2008&ey=2011&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=311&s=NGDPD%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPGDP%2CPPPPC%2CLP&grp=0&a=&pr.x=38&pr.y=13. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
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