Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is an island country in the Caribbean. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, its closest neighbors include the islands of Anguilla and St Kitts and Nevis to the west and Monserat and Guadeloupe to the south. The country consists of the two main islands Antigua and Barbuda, and several smaller ones.

Country Profile

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The capital of Antigua and Barbuda is St John’s, on the island of Antigua. The vast majority of the population lives in Antigua, in cities like All Saints, Piggotts, and Liberta, as well as in the capital. Barbuda’s most populous city is Codrington.

Antigua and Barbuda’s economy depends largely on tourism. The islands are a major tourist destination thanks to their pink and white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and friendly locals. Both Antigua and Barbuda have irregular coastlines consisting of beaches, lagoons, and natural harbors. The islands are completely surrounded by reefs and shoals.Β 

The climate of Antigua and Barbuda is tropical, with a hot wet season from mid-June to mid-November and a cooler dry season from January to mid-April. Mid-November to early January and mid-April to mid-June are transitional periods. From mid-November, temperatures decrease, and the weather becomes more pleasant, while mid-April to mid-June is when temperatures start to increase and downpours become more frequent. On average, the country experiences one hurricane a year.

Antigua and Barbuda is a parliamentary democracy. The Prime Minister is the head of the government, and the current monarch of the United Kingdom is the head of the state. They are represented locally by a governor-general.

Antigua and Barbuda: Stats and Facts

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