Antigua and Barbuda Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Antigua and Barbuda?

Geography - note:

Antigua has a deeply indented shoreline with many natural harbors and beaches; Barbuda has a very large western harbor

Climate:

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation

Antigua and Barbuda Use of Natural Resources

Antigua and Barbuda Environment

Climate:

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain:

mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas

Natural Resources:

NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism

Natural Hazards:

hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts

Irrigated Land:

1 Square Miles
1 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

water management - a major concern because of limited natural fresh water resources - is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Antigua and Barbuda Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 171 Square Miles
443 Square Kilometers
Land Area 171 Square Miles
443 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 1 Square Miles
1 Square Kilometers
Coastline 95 Miles
153 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 17 03 N, 61 48 W
Terrain mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas
Highest Point 402 Meters
Highest Point Location Boggy Peak 402 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism
Time Zone UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
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