Description about Antigua and Barbuda Map :-Antigua, the land of sand, sea and sun, is located in the Caribbean islands of Central America. Antigua is a world renowned tourist spot and a part of the county of Antigua-Barbuda.
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Other islands in Antigua and Barbuda include Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden, York, and Redonda. Antigua is the largest island with an area of about 281 square kilometers (108 square miles), and is home to the capital, Saint John's.
The population of Antigua and Barbuda is estimated at about 82,000, of which about 80,000 live on Antigua. Over 30,000 live in Saint John's, the capital city. Barbuda holds about 1,600 people, making it the next most populous island in the country. The population of Antigua and Barbuda is over 90 percent black, with mixed and white being the next largest ethnic groups. The official language of Antigua and Barbuda is English, but a local Antiguan Creole is also spoken in the islands.
Antigua and Barbuda was explored by Spanish settlers, but they did not establish a settlement on the islands, but they did lend the islands their names. Instead, the English settled the islands in 1632, becoming an independent state in the British Commonwealth in 1981.
Last Updated On : February 28, 2013
Facts about Antigua and Barbuda
Largest CitySaint John's
Area170 sq mi
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar(XCD)
Official languageAntiguan Creole
Head of StateElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBaldwin Spencer
2nd Vice-PresidentLuis Liberman