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Antigua and Barbuda

Common English Name: Antigua and Barbuda

Capital: Saint John’s

REGION
Eastern Caribbean (West Indies)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
442.6 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
153 km
CLIMATE
Tropical maritime
TERRAIN
Low-lying limestone
Coral islands
Some higher volcanic areas
HIGHEST POINT
Boggy Peak (462 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Pleasant climate
NATURAL DISASTERS
Hurricanes
Tropical storms
DEMONYM
Antiguan, Barbudan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (87.3%)
Mixed (4.7%)
Hispanic (2.7%)
White (1.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Antiguan Creole
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (68.3%)
Other/Unspecified (17.7%)
Roman Catholic (8.2%)
Atheist (5.9%)
POPULATION
93,581
LARGEST CITY
Saint John’s (22,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy with a Commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Gaston Browne
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Parishes
2 Divisions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 November 1981 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Fallow deer
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
GDP PER CAPITA
$23,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (East Caribbean Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $2.70 (XCD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ag
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (268)

Although an independent and sovereign nation, Antigua and Barbuda still remains within the British Commonwealth’s realm and is therefore still governed by the British crown, with a governor-general appointed to the islands.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ac.html (Majority of information)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 22 October 2016