Antigua and Barbuda travel guide

Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 440 km² and 18.3% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 94K. 24.3% lives in cities whereas 75.7% lives in rural areas.
Antigua and Barbuda (UK: , US: ) is a sovereign island country in the West Indies. It lies at the juncture of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the Leeward Islands part of the Lesser Antilles, at 17°N latitude.

The country consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, which are approximately 40 km (20 mi) apart, and several smaller islands, including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden, Prickly Pear, York, and Redonda. The permanent population is approximately 97,120 (2019 est.), with 97% residing in Antigua. St. John's, Antigua, is the country's capital, major city, and largest port. Codrington is Barbuda's largest town.

In 1493, Christopher Columbus reconnoitered the island of Antigua, which he named for the Church of Santa María La Antigua. Great Britain colonized Antigua in 1632 and Barbuda in 1678. A part of the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871, Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958. With the breakup of the federation in 1962, it became one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967. Following a period of internal self-governance, it gained full independence from the United Kingdom on 1 November 1981. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth and a Commonwealth realm; it is a constitutional monarchy with Charles III as its head of state.The economy of Antigua and Barbuda is largely dependent on tourism, which accounts for 80% of its GDP. Like other island nations, Antigua and Barbuda is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, and increased intensity of extreme weather like hurricanes. These cause coastal erosion, water scarcity, and other challenges.Antigua and Barbuda offers a citizenship by investment program. The country levies no personal income tax.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Eastern Caribbean dollar [1 USD = 2.701 XCD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Antigua and Barbuda.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 1M tourists arrived to Antigua and Barbuda. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Antigua and Barbuda economy with a total of 971M $ income (%84.3).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is 🐢average with 34.41 Mbps.

Broadband (1.2 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 25 °C and very hot.
Yearly average26 °C 🔥
3 month average26 °C 🔥
Spring average25 °C 🔥
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average25 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

We have no financial data.

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