Antigua and Barbuda

Official nameAntigua and Barbuda
Name in local languageAntigua and Barbuda (en)
Population (ranking: 209e)104,084 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth1.00 % / year
Area277 km²
Density375.75 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 196e)1.624 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)16,864 $USD (2018)
GDP growth4.90 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)76.90 years (2018)
Birth rate15.80 ‰ (2016)
Fertility rate2.01 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)5.70 ‰ (2016)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)12.50 ‰ (2016)
Literacy rate99.00 % (2017)
Official languagesEnglish
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar ($ XCD)
HDI (ranking: 104e)0.776 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)59.18 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor-General Rodney Williams
National Day1 November (independence of 1981)
DemonymAntiguan Barbudan
Tourists (ranking)247,000 people (2017)
Antigua-et-Barbuda – petite

Antigua and Barbuda is a state in the Caribbean, with the capital Saint John’s. It is located about fifty kilometers north of Guadeloupe (France) and north-east of Montserrat. The state is made up of two main islands, the island of Antigua and the island of Barbuda, as well as a few smaller islands, including Redonda, a volcanic island of about 1.6 km2, which was mined until at the beginning of the 20th century. He is part of the British Commonwealth and his chief of state is Elizabeth II. It is also part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA).

Saint John's, capitale d'Antigua-et-Barbuda
Saint John’s, capitale of Antigua and Barbuda. Photo: Wolfgang Meinhart
Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Jolly Harbour, Antigua. Photo: Giggel, Wikipedia
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Saint John's92,928 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Parishes and dependenciesPopulationArea
Antigua92,928 inhabitants175 km²
Barbuda2,109 inhabitants100 km²
Redonda0 inhabitants2 km²
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See also