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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda
General information
Common nameAntigua and Barbuda
NameAntigua and Barbuda
MottoEach Endeavouring, All Achieving
AnthemFair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Royal anthemGod Save the Queen 1
CapitalSaint John's
Largest citycapital
Official languagesEnglish
Local languageAntiguan Creole
DemonymAntiguan, Barbudan
GovernmentParliamentary democracy
under a federal constitutional monarchy
Head of StateElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralDame Louise Lake-Tack
Prime MinisterBaldwin Spencer
Opposition LeaderLester Bird
from the United KingdomNovember 1, 1981
Total Area170 sq mi (440.3 km2) (195th)
Water %negligible
Population Est.86754 (191st)
Density (pop.)306.1/km2 (57) (793/sq mi)
GDP PPP$1.425 billion (2010)
GDP (PPP) per capita$16,573
GDP (nominal)$1.105 billion (2010)
GDP (nominal) per capita$12,848
Other information
HDI(+) 0.868 (2007) ( ) (47th)
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1-268

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Antigua and Barbuda (c-enaudio=En-us-Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent population number approximately 85,000 (2010) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua.

Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17 degrees north of the Equator. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, which the country was formerly part of.

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