Covering an area of only 440 sq. km, the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda are positioned in the Caribbean's Lesser Antilles and help to separate the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea.
As observed on the map, both islands are relatively low-lying limestone formations; and are ringed by reefs and sandbars, and indented by beaches, small lagoons, and natural harbors. The highest point, as marked on the map, by an upright yellow triangle, is Mount Obama (formerly Boggy Peak), which is located in the hilly region of southwestern Antigua; and is a remnant of a volcanic crater that rises to 405m. There are no rivers of note and only a few streams are present, as rainfall amounts are quite light. The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea (0m).
Situated about 63km north of Antigua Island is Barbuda – which is mainly a flat and tree-covered coral island. The highest elevation is 44.5 m (146 ft), and a part of the highland plateau on the eastern edge of the island. The most noteworthy landform of Barbuda’s coastline is the Codrington Bay natural lagoon on the western side of the island.
Antigua and Barbuda are divided into 6 parishes and two dependencies. The 6 parishes are Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mary, Saint Paul, Saint Peter, and Saint Philip. The two dependencies are Barbuda and Redonda.
Covering an area of only 440 sq. km, the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda consists of the two principal islands of Antigua and Barbuda which are inhabited; along with several smaller islands and the Redonda island which is still uninhabited. Located on the north-western coast of Antigua Island is St. John’s – the capital and the largest city of Antigua and Barbuda. It is also the chief commercial center of the island nation and the main port of Antigua. Located on Barbuda island is Codrington - which is the largest town of Barbuda.
The dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is located in the eastern Caribbean; between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are geographically positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Antigua and Barbuda Islands are a part of the Lesser Antilles in the southern end of the Leeward Islands chain that are situated to the east-southeast of Puerto Rico and to the north of Guadeloupe. They share maritime borders with Anguilla, Montserrat, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, and Saint Barthélemy.
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|Legal Name||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Capital City||Saint John's|
|17 07 N, 61 51 W|
|Total Area||442.00 km2|
|Land Area||442.00 km2|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollars (XCD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$17,790.31|
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