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Countries of the World: Antigua and Barbuda
Resources about Antigua and Barbuda including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Antigua and Barbuda GDP (2007): $1.189 billion. GDP growth rate (2007): 3.8%. Per capita GDP (2007): $10,671. Inflation (2005): 0.9%. Natural resources: Negligible. Agriculture: Fish, cotton, livestock, vegetables, and pineapples. Services: Tourism, banking, and other financial services. Trade (2005): Exports--$58 million (merchandise) and $454 million (commercial services). Major markets--European Union (23.2%), United States (7.7%), Anguilla (7.0%), St. Kitts and Nevis (10.3%), Netherlands Antilles (23.4%). Imports--$497 million (merchandise) and $197 million (commercial services). Major suppliers--United States (48.9%), Netherlands Antilles (10.2%), European Union (11.6%), Trinidad and Tobago (10.9%), Canada (3.7%). Official exchange rate: EC$2.70 = U.S. $1.

Geography of Antigua and Barbuda Area: Antigua--281 sq. km. (108 sq. mi.); Barbuda--161 sq. km. (62 sq. mi.). Cities: Capital--St. John's (pop. 30,000). Terrain: Generally low-lying, with highest elevation 405 m. (1,330 ft.). Climate: Tropical maritime.

Government of Antigua and Barbuda Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth. Constitution: 1981. Independence: November 1, 1981. Branches: Executive--governor general (representing Queen Elizabeth II, head of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--bicameral Parliament. Judicial--magistrate's courts, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (High Court and Court of Appeals), Privy Council in London. Administrative subdivisions: Six parishes and two dependencies (Barbuda and Redonda). Political parties: Antigua Labour Party (ALP), United Progressive Party (UPP, majority), Barbuda People's Movement (BPM). Suffrage: Universal at 18.

Map of Antigua and Barbuda This Map of Antigua and Barbuda shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Saint John's the capital city of Antigua and Barbuda.(Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Antigua and Barbuda The Official Name of Antigua and Barbuda is Antigua and Barbuda. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Antigua and Barbuda Nationality: Noun and adjective--Antiguan(s), Barbudan(s). Population (2006): 84,097. Annual population growth rate (2005): 1.3%. 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. Language: English. Education (2005): Adult literacy--85.8%. Health (2006): Infant mortality rate--10/1,000. Life expectancy--men 70 years; women 74 years. Work force (2005): 30,000 (commerce and services, agriculture, other industry). Unemployment (2002): 13%.

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