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Antigua and Barbuda Geography

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Antigua and Barbuda's Quick Facts

Land Area 443 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Area 443 km2
Population 93,581
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)

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.

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