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Antigua And Barbuda

Country Name

Antigua and Barbuda.

 

Location

Is a state composed of an archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean

Sea on the border with the Atlantic Ocean.

from its name, this state consists of two main islands,

Antigua and Barbuda, located in the middle of the Leeward Islands

in the Eastern Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda is part of the smaller Antilles archipelago,

to the south of which lies the Guadeloupe archipelago, Montserrat in the south-west, Saint Kitts and Nevis in the west, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin in the north-west.

The area is called the "365 Beach" because of the many beaches around the islands.

 

Reason for naming the country 

Antigua is Spanish for “ancient” and Barbuda is Spanish for “bearded”.

It is said that when Christopher Columbus sailed in 1493, he  called it "Santa Maria la Antigua".

 

Capital

St Johns.

 

 

Flag

Antigua and Barbuda first flag used on 27 February 1967 and

was designed by a school teacher named Reginald Samuel.

The flag consists of theses colores Red, White, Blue, Black and Yellow

The red color symbolizes the lifeblood of slave forefathers and the 

dynamism of the people.

The seven-point Golden Sun symbolizes the dawn of a new era.
The blue symbolizes hope.
Black represents the soil and African heritage.
Gold, Blue and White are Antigua and Barbuda's tourist

attractions - sun, sea and sand, and the  "V": is for victory at last!

 

Language

English is the official language.

 

Religion

The dominant religion is Christianity. Over 70% of the population belongs to churches represented in the Antigua Christian Council, which include the Anglicans, Methodists, Moravians, Roman Catholics, and the Salvation Army.

There are about 400 Jehovah's Witnesses. Communities of non-Christians are fairly small. Rastafarianism has an estimated 1,000–1,500 adherents. The Baha'i faith has about 50 members.

As estimate on the number of Muslims practicing in the country was unavailable. St. John's, as capital, serves as the episcopal seat of both the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches.

 

Currency

East Caribbean Dollar.

 

Time Zone

-04:00 GMT

 

Government 

Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy.

 

Climate

Temperatures average 24°c (75°f) in January and 29°c (84°f) in July, with cooling tradewinds from the east and northeast. Rainfall averages 117 cm (46 in) per year; September through November is the wettest period. The islands have been subject to periodic droughts and to autumn hurricanes.

 

International Phone code

+1 268

Internet Code

.ag

 

 

Some Facts About Antigua And Barbuda

 

 

Antigua and barbud Loation
Antigua and Barbuda Flag
East Caribbean dollar
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