Antigua and Barbuda

Guide to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Map of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAANTIGUA AND BARBUDA which official name is Antigua and Barbuda or Antigua and Barbuda, is a country from America located at the Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA is divided in 6 parishes and 2 dependencies. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s capital is St. John’s, but ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s most populated city is all saints with about 2,526 inhabitants.

History of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s government is constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, a Constitutional monarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Louise Lake-Tack as head of state and Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer as head of government.

Flag of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAOther symbols of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA are Antiguan motto “Each endeavouring, all achieving Antiguan anthem” Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee, (Royal Anthem: God Save the Queen) Antiguan flag.Antiguan flag is composed by red, with an inverted isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the flag, the triangle contains three horizontal bands of black (top), light blue, and white, with a yellow rising sun in the black band.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s history is quite long: The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAs geography

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA has an area of 443Km with a coastline of 153, this small area is composed by 442.6 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Antiguan geography is known by it’s mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas. This makes Antiguan’s land specially proclive to hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October) periodic droughts.

Guide to travel to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

If you are thinking on traveling to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, you will have to take in consideration some points like ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s currency, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s weather, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s national holiday and ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country’s currency. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s currency is called dollar ( EC$), which is divided in 100 cents. For your consideration, dollar’s exchange rate is about Saint Louis Cathedral, Carthage per dolar.2.6200037256.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s weather is characterized to be tropical maritime,  little seasonal temperature variation. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.

You can also consider to visit ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA on it’s national holiday to get in ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s culture. If you do so, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s national holiday is called Independence Day, 1 November.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don’t forget to visit the highest point of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Boggy Peak 402 m. And try also to get to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m But if you prefer the city, you must visit ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s tallest structure.

Don’t be afraid to take a flight to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, with more than 3 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA has about of railways, and also of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Antiguan Culture

Coat of arms of ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAANTIGUA AND BARBUDA is known by Antiguans as ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA in the shortened way. Antiguan, about 69,481 people, are composed by different ethnics: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census). And they also have different languages: English.

Another relevant point nowadays it’s ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’s religion. Antiguans are divided in Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census).

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