Antigua And Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda.
The island nation shares maritime borders with
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla (UK), Montserrat (UK)
and Saint Barthélemy (France).
It is an archipelago located in the eastern of 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.It is part of the smaller Antilles archipelago,
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".
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!
English is the official language.
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.
East Caribbean Dollar.
Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy.
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.
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Some Facts About Antigua And Barbuda