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Antigua & Barbuda

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Introduction:

The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834.

The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma passed over the island of Barbuda devastating the island and forcing the evacuation of the population to Antigua. Almost all the structures on Barbuda were destroyed and the vegetation stripped, but Antigua was spared the worst.

 

Antigua & Barbuda Flag
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Antigua & Barbuda Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
95,882 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Central America and the Caribbean
Area:
total= 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km)

Government:
Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary System of Government and a Commonwealth realm
Capital:
Saint John's

Internet Code:
.ag

Airports:
3 (2013)

Websites

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Antigua & Barbuda Locater
Locater

Antigua & Barbuda Map
Map

Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image 
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Mission/Frame: STS126-E-14840
Spacecraft Altitude: 185 nautical miles (343 km)
Features:
N/A

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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