Antigua and Barbuda
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|Official Name:||Antigua and Barbuda|
|short form:||Antigua and Barbuda|
|ISO Country Code:||ag|
|Time:||Local Time = UTC -4h|
|Country Calling Code:||+1 268|
|Capital City:||St. John’s (Antigua, pop. 30 000).|
|Other Cities:||Codrington (on Barbuda)|
|Government:||Type: Constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style Parliament.
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
Independence: 1 November 1981 (from the UK).
|Geography||Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico.
Area: Antigua: 281 km² (108 sq. mi.);
Barbuda: 161 km² (62 sq. mi.)
Total area: 442 km² (170 sq. mi.)
Terrain: partly volcanic and partly coral, generally low-lying, with highest elevation 405 m. (1,330 ft.).
|Climate:||Year-round tropical maritime, cooled by steady trade winds.|
|People:||Nationality: Noun and adjective–Antiguan(s), Barbudan(s).
Population: 88,000 (2011 census)
Annual population growth rate (1999): 1.1%.
Ethnic groups: Almost entirely of African origin; some of British, Portuguese, and Levantine Arab origin.
Religions: Principally Anglican, with evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic minorities.
|Currency:||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)|
||Tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)|
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