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.
Antigua and Barbuda's Information
|Land Area||443 km2|
|Total Area||443km2 (#181)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm|
|GDP (PPP)||$2.17 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$24,100|
|More Information||Antigua and Barbuda|
About Antigua and Barbuda
Trending on WorldAtlas
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World
The Largest Countries in the World
Why Does Ice Float?
Is the Moon a Planet or a Star?
Countries That Start With The Letter N
Which Country Has the Most Lakes?
Shanghai, China is said to be the world's most populated city.
The 10 Smallest Countries In The World
The Most Popular Sports in the World