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Antigua and Barbuda

Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"

Location of Antigua and Barbuda
and largest city
Saint John's
17°7′N 61°51′W / 17.117°N 61.850°W / 17.117; -61.850
Official languages English
Local language Antiguan Creole
Ethnic groups
  • 91% Black
  • 4.4% Mixed
  • 1.7% White
  • 2.9% other
  • Antiguan
  • Barbudan
Government Parliamentary democracy
under unitary constitutional
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Rodney Williams
Gaston Browne
Legislature Parliament
House of Representatives
• from the United Kingdom
1 November 1981
• Total
440 km2 (170 sq mi) (195th)
• Water (%)
• 2011 census
• Density
186/km2 (481.7/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
• Total
$1.579 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
• Total
$1.176 billion
• Per capita
HDI (2011) Increase 0.764
high · 60th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
Driving side left
Calling code +1-268
ISO 3166 code AG
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.



Antigua parishes english
Parishes of Antigua

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.

  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


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.


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

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