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Antigua and Barbuda Facts

  • Name: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Capital City: St. John's (31,000 pop.)
  • Antigua and Barbuda Population: 90,156 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
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    One Hundred East Caribbean Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Black 91%, Mixed 4.4%, White 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census)
  • GDP total: $1.535 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $17,500 (2012 est)
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  • Language: English (official), local dialects
  • Largest Cities: (by population) St. John's, All Saints, Liberta, Bolans, Potters Village, Parham, Carlisle, Cedar Grove, Swetes, Codrington
  • Name: Columbus named the island "Antigua" in honor of Spain's Virgin of La Antigua. "Barbuda" is thought to be named, like Barbados, for wild fig trees whose aerial roots give them a bearded appearance.
  • National Day: November 1
  • Religion: Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)
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