Where is Antigua and Barbuda located?

What countries border Antigua and Barbuda?

Antigua and Barbuda Facts and Culture

What is Antigua and Barbuda famous for?

  • Cultural Attributes: Antiguans are warm and friendly. They take a casual approach to life. People are more important than schedules. Antiguans are... More
  • Family: Bearing or fathering children is highly valued. The traditional two-parent family is the norm. More
  • Personal Apperance: The people wear Western-style clothing. At work, men do not wear shorts, colorful designs on shirts and light pants are... More
  • Recreation: Cricket is very popular from November to May. Soccer is also popular. Draughts (a form of checkers) is played... More
  • Diet: Most food is imported to the islands Tropical fruits include Coconuts, Mangos, pumpkins, yams, and potatoes. The basic food... More
  • Food and Recipes: The Creole food is similar to that of other West Indian nations.  Fungi is a cornmeal pudding made with boiled... More
  • Visiting: Antiguans enjoy socializing; the term lime or liming is used to describe time spent relaxing. When... More
  • Dating: Couples are affectionate but not in public. Parents and churches encourage marriage over other types of relationships. Weddings are lavish... More

Antigua and Barbuda Facts

What is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda?

Capital Saint John's
Government Type parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Currency East Caribbean dollars (XCD)
Total Area 171 Square Miles
442 Square Kilometers
Location The Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
Language English (official), local dialects
GDP - real growth rate 2%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $24,100.00 (USD)

Antigua and Barbuda Demographics

What is the population of Antigua and Barbuda?

Ethnic Groups Black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian
Nationality Adjective Antiguan, Barbudan
Nationality Noun Antiguan(s), Barbudan(s)
Population 98,179
Population Growth Rate 1.26%
Population in Major Urban Areas SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 27,000
Predominant Language English (official), local dialects
Urban Population 29.8%

Antigua and Barbuda Government

What type of government does Antigua and Barbuda have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: King CHARLES III (since 8 September 2022); represented by Governor General Rodney WILLIAMS (since 14 August 2014) previous... More
  • Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal More
  • Citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes citizenship by descent only: yes dual citizenship recognized: yes residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years More
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 November (1981) More
  • Constitution: history: several previous; latest presented 31 July 1981, effective 31 October 1981 (The Antigua and Barbuda Constitution Order 1981) amendments: proposed... More
  • Independence: 1 November 1981 (from the UK) More

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Antigua and Barbuda Geography

What environmental issues does Antigua and Barbuda have?

  • Climate: Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation More
  • Environment - Current Issues: Water management - a major concern because of limited natural fresh water resources - is further hampered by the clearing... More
  • Environment - International Agreements: Party To: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine... More
  • Terrain: Mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas More

Antigua and Barbuda Economy

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Antigua and Barbuda News and Current Events

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Antigua and Barbuda Travel Information

What makes Antigua and Barbuda a unique country to travel to?

Country Description

Antigua and Barbuda is a two-island nation known for its beaches and is a favorite destination for yachtsmen. Tourist facilities are widely available, and English is the primary language. Banking facilities and ATMs are available throughout the island.


Violent crimes, including rape and murder, do occur, and reported cases appear to be rising in Antigua. Robberies and assaults have affected visitors as well as students studying in Antigua. Take precautions to ensure your safety when traveling around the island as well as in your residence or hotel. In November 2012, there were at least 10 tourists robbed within a week by armed men. Always avoid visiting isolated beaches alone and leaving valuables unattended. Be alert and maintain the same level of personal security used when visiting major U.S. cities.

Be especially vigilant when taking taxis in Antigua and Barbuda. Make certain that the taxi driver is licensed and is a member of the official taxi association. Unlicensed taxi operators have been known to extort money from passengers, despite having agreed to a fare beforehand. This can sometimes amount to double or triple the agreed-upon fare.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, but you may also be breaking local law too.

Medical Facilities and Health Information

There are qualified doctors in Antigua and Barbuda, but medical facilities are limited to one public hospital and two private clinics. They do not meet U.S. standards. The principal medical facility in Antigua is Mount St. John, on Hospital Road, St. John's (telephone (268) 462-0251). There is no hyperbaric chamber; divers requiring treatment for decompression illness must be evacuated from the island to either Saba or Guadeloupe. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services, and U.S. medical insurance is not always valid outside the United States. U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs do NOT provide payment for medical services outside the United States.

Traffic Safety and Road Conditions

While in a foreign country, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. The information below concerning Antigua and Barbuda is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.

Traffic in Antigua and Barbuda moves on the left. Major roads are in average to poor condition, and drivers may encounter wandering animals and slow-moving heavy equipment. Drivers often stop in the middle of the roadway without warning, so you should always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and watch for signs of sudden braking. There is relatively little police enforcement of traffic regulations. Buses and vans are frequently crowded and may travel at excessive speeds. Automobiles may lack working safety and signaling devices, such as brake lights.

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