Antigua and Barbuda
|Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"|
|Anthem: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee|
and largest city
|Local language||Antiguan Creole|
|Ethnic groups |
under unitary constitutional
|House of Representatives|
• from the United Kingdom
|1 November 1981|
|440 km2 (170 sq mi) (195th)|
• Water (%)
• 2011 census
|186/km2 (481.7/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2012 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2012 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2011)|| 0.764|
high · 60th
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar (XCD)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|ISO 3166 code||AG|
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.
The original inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda were indigenous the Taino and the Kalinago.
Divisions[change | change source]
Administration[change | change source]
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.
Cities[change | change source]
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
Islands[change | change source]
Below is a list of the islands of the country.
Economy[change | change source]
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.
Military[change | change source]
The Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has 285 members.
Languages[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Antigua and Barbuda at the Olympics
- Antigua and Barbuda national football team
- List of rivers of Antigua and Barbuda