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Antigua And Barbuda

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

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Country Name

Antigua and Barbuda. Location

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 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.


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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's first flag was used on 27 February 1967 and was designed by a school teacher named Reginald Samuel. The flag consists of these colors Red, White, Blue, Black, and Yellow, The red color symbolizes the lifeblood of slave forefathers and the the dynamism of the people.

Blue represents hope, black, the soil, and African heritage, and gold, blue & white Antigua's and Barbuda's tourist attractions sun, sea, and sand. The seven-point Golden Sun symbolizes the dawn of a new era.