Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

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Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"

Location of Antigua and Barbuda
Capital
and largest city
Saint John's
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Official languagesEnglish
Local languageAntiguan Creole
Ethnic groups
(1996)
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GovernmentParliamentary democracy
under unitary constitutional
monarchy
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LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence
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Area
• Total
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• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2011 census
81,799
• Density
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GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
• Total
$1.579 billion[1]
• Per capita
$18,026[1]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
• Total
$1.176 billion[1]
• Per capita
$13,428[1]
HDI (2011)Increase 0.764
high · 60th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-268
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Internet TLD.ag
  1. God Save The Queen is the official national anthem, but 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.

Divisions

Administration

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

Below is a list of the ten largest cities. For other cities see List of cities in Antigua and Barbuda.

  1. Saint John's 22,634
  2. All Saints 3,412
  3. Liberta 2,239
  4. Potter's Village 2,067
  5. Bolans 1,785
  6. Swetes 1,573
  7. Seaview Farm 1,486
  8. Pigotts 1,363
  9. Parham 1,276
  10. Clare Hall 1,273

Islands

Below is a list of the islands of the country.

Economy

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

The Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has 285 members.

Languages

English is the official language, but many of the locals speak Antiguan Creole. The Barbudan accent is slightly different from the Antiguan.

Related pages

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Antigua and Barbuda". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  2. Christian, Kyle (August 15, 2014). "Sir Rodney sworn in as new Governor General". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

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