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About Antigua and Barbuda in detail
Where is Antigua and Barbuda?
Antigua and Barbuda, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 17 07 N 61 51 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico.
What is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda?
The capital city of Antigua and Barbuda is: Saint John's.
What is the time in Saint John's?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Saint John's is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Antigua and Barbuda?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Antigua and Barbuda is: .ag
What is the size of Antigua and Barbuda?
The territory of Antigua and Barbuda is total: 442.6 sq km; land: 442.6 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Antigua and Barbuda is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Antigua and Barbuda, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Antigua and Barbuda?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Antigua and Barbuda is covered by water (see below), and this includes 153 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Antigua and Barbuda?
The climate of Antigua and Barbuda is tropical maritime: little seasonal temperature variation.
Geographical data of Antigua and Barbuda
The elevation of Antigua and Barbuda; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Obama 402 m.
The typical geographical details of Antigua and Barbuda include mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Antigua and Barbuda is Antigua has a deeply indented shoreline with many natural harbors and beaches; Barbuda has a large western harbor.
Resources and land use of Antigua and Barbuda
The country’s main mined products are NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 20.5%; arable land 9.1%; permanent crops 2.3%; permanent pasture 9.1%; forest: 22.3%; other: 57.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Antigua and Barbuda
The number of inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda is 93,581 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the island of Antigua is home to approximately 97% of the population; nearly the entire population of Barbuda lives in Codrington.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 23.8% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Antigua and Barbuda is concentrated in SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 22,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Antigua and Barbuda
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 87.3%, mixed 4.7%, hispanic 2.7%, white 1.6%, other 2.7%, unspecified 0.9% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Antigua and Barbuda
The spoken languages in Antigua and Barbuda are the following: English (official language), Antiguan creole.
What are the most important religions in Antigua and Barbuda?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 68.3% (Anglican 17.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.4%, Pentecostal 12.2%, Moravian 8.3%, Methodist 5.6%, Wesleyan Holiness 4.5%, Church of God 4.1%, Baptist 3.6%), Roman Catholic 8.2%, other 12.2%, unspecified 5.5%, none 5.9% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Antigua and Barbuda
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 23.36% (male 11,107 / female 10,754) 15-24 years: 17% (male 7,918 / female 7,992) 25-54 years: 42.31% (male 18,085 / female 21,509) 55-64 years: 9.53% (male 4,021 / female 4,894) 65 years and over: 7.8% (male 3,136 / female 4,165) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Antigua and Barbuda is 1.23% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Antigua and Barbuda the birth rate is 15.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Antigua and Barbuda the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Antigua and Barbuda, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Antigua and Barbuda are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Antigua and Barbuda
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Tourism continues to dominate Antigua and Barbuda's economy, accounting for nearly 60% of GDP and 40% of investment. The dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labor sAfter taking office in 2004, the SPENCER government adopted an ambitious fiscal reform program and was successful in reducing its public debt-to-GDP ratio from approximately 130% in 2010 to 89% in 2012. In 2009, the country's economy was severely hit by tProspects for economic growth in the medium term will continue to depend on tourist arrivals from the US, Canada, and Europe and potential damages from natural disasters..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Antigua and Barbuda is $1.303 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Antigua and Barbuda is 2% (2016 estimate) 2.2% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Antigua and Barbuda this is $24,100 (2016 estimate) $23,900 (2015 estimate) $23,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Antigua and Barbuda produces?
The main agricultural products of Antigua and Barbuda are cotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane; livestock.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances). The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances).
Drinking water source in Antigua and Barbuda
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.9% of population, rural: 97.9% of population, total: 97.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.1% of population, rural: 2.1% of population, total: 2.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Antigua and Barbuda
In Antigua and Barbuda the average number of childbirth is 2.01 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda
The average age of the population is total: 31.6 years; male: 29.8 years, female: 33.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Antigua and Barbuda it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Antigua and Barbuda is 2.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Antigua and Barbuda a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Antigua and Barbuda
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Antigua and Barbuda density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Antigua and Barbuda the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Antigua and Barbuda the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Antigua and Barbuda is 31% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Antigua and Barbuda? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Antigua and Barbuda are hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Antigua and Barbuda
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Antigua and Barbuda: 1 November 1981 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Antigua and Barbuda
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, red, with an inverted isosceles triangle based on the top edge of the flag; the triangle contains three horizontal bands of black (top), light blue, and white, with a yellow rising sun in the black band; the sun symbolizes the dawn of a new era, black represents the African heritage of most of the population, blue is for hope, and red is for the dynamism of the people; the "V" stands for victory; the successive yellow, blue, and white coloring is also meant to evoke the country's tourist attractions of sun, sea, and sand.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Antigua and Barbuda: fallow deer; national colors: red, white, blue, black, yellow.
Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Antigua and Barbuda?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Antigua and Barbuda is common law based on the English model.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Antigua and Barbuda, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (17 seats; members appointed by the governor general) and the House of Representatives (17 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: House of Representatives - last held on 12 June 2014 (next to be held in 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - ALP 56.4% UPP 42%; seats by party - ALP 14, UPP 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Antigua and Barbuda
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Antigua and Barbuda the labor force is 30,000 (1991). Please bear in mind that the population in Antigua and Barbuda is total: 12.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 14.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 10.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Antigua and Barbuda is 11% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Antigua and Barbuda, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Antigua and Barbuda the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Antigua and Barbuda the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Antigua and Barbuda
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Antigua and Barbuda is; revenues: $279.1 million, expenditures: $301.7 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.4% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Antigua and Barbuda is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Antigua and Barbuda
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate), 1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9.8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Antigua and Barbuda is: $61.7 million (2016 estimate), $61 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum products, bedding, handicrafts, electronic components, transport equipment, food and live animals.
The most important export partners of Antigua and Barbuda are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: food and live animals, machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, oil, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Antigua and Barbuda
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Antigua and Barbuda, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Antigua and Barbuda, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Antigua and Barbuda; good automatic telephone systemdomestic: fixed-line teledensity roughly 15 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is about 135 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 1-268; landing points for the East Caribbean Fiber System (ECFS) and the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cable systems with links to other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; sate (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Antigua and Barbuda: 3 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Antigua and Barbuda: total: 1,170 km, paved: 386 km, unpaved: 784 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Antigua and Barbuda: N/A.
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Facts about Antigua and Barbuda
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Antigua and Barbuda, etymology: "antiguo" is Spanish for "ancient" or "old"; the island was discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 and, according to tradition, named by him after the church of Santa Maria la Antigua (Old Saint Mary's) in Seville; "barbuda" is Spanish for "bearded" and the adjective may refer to the alleged beards of the indigenous people or to the island's bearded-fig trees.
|Abbrevation: Antigua and Barbuda||Geographic coordinates:
17 03 N, 61 48 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Antigua and Barbuda: Saint John's||GPS of the Capital:
17 07 N 61 51 W
|Position: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico|
|Land area: total: 442.6 sq km; land: 442.6 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas
||Area comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 93,581 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.23% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.84 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.82 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 0.9 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $61.7 million (2016 estimate), $61 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $482.1 million (2016 estimate), $482.5 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 23.8% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 22,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 31.6 years; male: 29.8 years, female: 33.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 60,000. Percent of population: 65.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 12,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 126,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 136 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Antiguan(s), Barbudan(s) adjective: Antiguan, Barbudan||National holidays: Independence Day (National Day), 1 November (1981)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.5 years. Male: 74.4 years, female: 78.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.01 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schoolingtotal population: 99%; male: 98.4%, female: 99.4% (2012 estimate)||Legal system: common law based on the English model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)||Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2% (2016 estimate) 2.2% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate)|
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