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
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%),
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.
Climate: Tropical maritime.
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state
within the Commonwealth.
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
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.
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.
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,
Unemployment (2002): 13%.
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