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Antigua & Barbuda

Between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. East-Southeast of Puerto Rico

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Saint John's
Surface 443 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km; Redonda, 1.6 sq km)
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
GDP Purchasing power parity - $1,615 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP) - $19,100
Language English
Religion Mostly atheist and agnostic
Government

constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government

Time Zone Eastern Standard Time +1 hour: Greenwich Mean Time -4 hours hours GMT
Telecom Code 1-268 and local 7 digit number
Airport

Antigua-VC Bird Airport (ANU/TAPA) St John's 8km (4miles), and Coolidge Int´l Airport

Driving On left hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 220/110 volts AC American-style 2-pin plugs also available in some hotels European-style 2-pin plugs using 240 volts AC
Political Climate Stable country
Population 84,522 people
History

In 2400 B.C Antigua and Barbuda were first populated by the Siboney. When Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1493, Arawak and Carib Indians inhabited them. The English who formed a colony in 1667 replaced the Spanish and French. Slavery was abolished in 1834, and the islands became an independent state part of the British Commonwealth in 1981. In 1995, refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption on the neighbouring island of Montserrat (3,000 people approx.) have settled in Antigua and Barbuda

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» ADMIRALs INN
Automotive services
» Tropical Rentals
Business travel
» Antigua Tours
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» ABI Financial
Financial Technology
Intellectual Property
» Antigua consultants
Legal and fiduciary
» St. Marys Chambers
Lifestyle
» Le Bistro Restaurant
Technology
Local Radio
» 100.1 Sun FM - Saint John's AG
» 1160 Radio Lighthouse- Saint John's AG
» 620 ABS Radio - Saint John's AG
» 90.0 Radio Lighthouse- Saint John's AG
» 90.3 ABS Radio 90.3 - Saint John's AG107.9
» 93.9 GEM Radio - Saint John's AG
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters
Government Agencies
» Department of Tourism
» Directorate of Offshore Gaming
» East Caribbean Central Bank
» Government of Antigua and Barbuda
» Ministry of Tourism and Environment Division
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