Antigua and Barbuda facts for kids
|Antigua and Barbuda
|Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"|
|Anthem: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Royal anthem: God Save the Queen a
and largest city
|Local language||Antiguan Creole|
|Ethnic groups (1996)||
under unitary constitutional
|-||Prime Minister||Gaston Browne|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives|
|-||from the United Kingdom||1 November 1981|
|-||Total||440 km2 (195th)
170 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2012 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2012 estimate|
|HDI (2011)|| 0.764
high · 60th
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar (XCD)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|Drives on the||left|
|a.||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.
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.
Below is a list of the ten largest cities. For other cities see List of cities in Antigua and Barbuda.
- Saint John's 22,634
- All Saints 3,412
- Liberta 2,239
- Potter's Village 2,067
- Bolans 1,785
- Swetes 1,573
- Seaview Farm 1,486
- Pigotts 1,363
- Parham 1,276
- Clare Hall 1,273
Below is a list of the islands of the country.
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.
The Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has 285 members.
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