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Antigua and Barbuda Geography

Antigua and Barbuda's Information

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda
Land Area 443 km2
Total Area 443km2 (#181)
Population 93,581 (#196)
Population Density 211.24/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $2.17 Billion
GDP Per Capita $24,100
Currency Dollar (XCD)
More Information Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are positioned in the Caribbean's Lesser Antilles, and help separate the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea.

When compared to their peers, both islands are relatively low-lying limestone formations.

The highest point is located in the hilly region of southwestern Antigua, as there, Mount Obama (formerly Boggy Peak), the remnant of a volcanic crater rises to 399 m (1309 ft).

Barbuda's highest elevation is 44.5 m (146 ft), a part of the highland plateau on the eastern edge of the island.

Both islands are ringed by reefs and sandbars, and indented by beaches, small lagoons, and natural harbors.

There are no rivers of note and only a few streams, as rainfall amounts are quite light. The most noteworthy landform of Barbuda's coastline is the Codrington Bay natural lagoon on the western side of the island.

This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Antigua and Barbuda Trivia

What is the biggest city in Antigua And Barbuda?

St. John’s is the most populated city in Antigua and Barbuda as well as the capital and primary economic center of the country. It has a population of 22,634.

Biggest Cities In Antigua and Barbuda

What Languages are Spoken in Antigua and Barbuda?

English is the official language of Antigua and Barbuda.

What Languages Are Spoken in Antigua and Barbuda?

When Was the Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Adopted?

Antigua and Barbuda's national flag was adopted on February 27, 1967.

What Do the Colors and Symbols of the Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Mean?

What Kind of Government Does Antigua and Barbuda Have?

The government of Antigua and Barbuda is a unitary, parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy, which means the Sovereign of Antigua and Barbuda is the head of state and the prime minister is the head of government.

What Type of Government Does Antigua and Barbuda Have?

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