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    Information About Antigua and Barbuda

    About Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua and Barbuda, having its capital at Saint Johnís, Motto - Each endeavouring, all achieving, National Anthem - "Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee", National Flower - Dagger Log Flower,National Bird - Magnificent frigatebird, ranks 195th in the world in terms of Area and 199th in terms of population.

    History of Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua was first inhibited by the Siboney, who were also known as the stone people. Thencame the Arawaks, who were the Native Americans from Venezuela. Over time the Arawaks migrated into the northern part of the islands. New crops like pineapples, corn, tobacco, and cotton were brought by them.

    Around 1493, Christopher Columbus sailed for the islands. The largest island Santa Maria de la Antigua was named by him. Several years later, in 1632, the English set up colonies in the islands. They harvested large sugar plantations and brought in slaves to harvest the land.

    Slavery was abolished in 1834, but for many years conditions were still poor for the local workers and labors. In 1981, Antigua and Barbuda,became an independent state of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

    Geography of Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua and Barbuda, located in the Caribbean of North America in the eastern arc of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, unravels the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Antigua has a terrain of low-lying limestone and coral islands comprising some higher volcanic areas.
    Antigua and Barbuda involves a total land area of 442.6 sq. kms with a coastline of 153km.
    The highest point of Antigua and Barbuda Mount Obama (402m) and
    The lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean (0m).

    Climate of Antigua and Barbuda

    Antigua has a tropical climate Ė theweather remains warm and mostly dry all year round. The winter months are December to March and still ensure an average pleasant daily temperature. October having the least amount of rainfall is the hottest month.

    Natural Resources in Antigua and Barbuda

    The main natural resource of Antigua and Barbuda is cotton.

    Tourist Attraction in Antigua and Barbuda

    The important cities of Antigua and Barbuda are
    • St. Johnís
    • All Saints
    • Piggotts
    • Liberta
    • Bolands
    • Potters Village
    • Codrington
    • Parham
    • Carlisle
    • Cedar Grove

    Tourist Attraction in Antigua and Barbuda

    • Nelsonís Dockyard
    • Falmouth Harbour
    • Mount Obama
    • Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
    • Fort James, Antigua and Barbuda
    • St. Johnís Cathedral
    • Government House
    • Dockyard Museum
    • Fort Barrington
    • George Westerby Memorial
    • Botanical Gardens

    Famous Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda

    The famous hotels of Antigua and Barbuda are:
    • The Villas at Sunset Lane
    • Jumby Bay, A Rosewood
    • Beautiful Villa Genevieve
    • Hermitage Bay

    Antigua and Barbuda Cuisine

    Antigua and Barbuda,being trodden by many a countries, have reflections of the parent cultures in their Creole dishes. American Fast Food like Kentucky Fried Chicken has also begun to be popular. The popular Creole dishes of Antigua and Barbuda are rice pudding, Antrobers (A preparation of eggplant Ė their national breakfast), salt fish, souse, bull foot soup, goat water, maw, clam(cockle) water, conch water and Dukuna.

    The Specialities are:
    • Fungee (A preparation of okraandcornmeal dumplings).
    • Roti (A patties filled with chicken or beef and curried potatoes).
    • Pepperpot (A hearty vegetable stew with salted meat often served with fungee).
    • Tamarind balls (The local sweets).
    • Ducana (grated sweet potato mixed with sugar, spices coconut and steamed in a banana leaf. Often served with chop-up mashed Aubergine, saltfishandokra).
    • Callaloo (A dark green vegetable often served as soup).
    • Antigua Black pineapple (The pineapples well-known throughout the East Caribbean for their unique, extra-sweet flavour).
    • Johnny cakes (a kind of doughnut, usually served as breakfast with salted codfish).

    International Airports in Antigua and Barbuda

    The airports of Antigua and Barbuda are:
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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    Facts about Antigua and Barbuda

    CountryAntigua and Barbuda
    ContinentNorth America
    CapitalSaint John's
    GovernmentConstitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and a Commonwealth realm
    Independence Day1-Nov-81
    ClimateTropical maritime
    Area440 sq km
    CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
    Dialling Code1-268