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Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda


Population: 75,000 (July 2008 est.)

Area: total: 443 sq km

Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico.

Bathed by turquoise blue waters, trimmed by white and pink sand beaches, shaded by palm trees along with other tropical plant life and air conditioned by the constant Trade Winds; Antigua and Barbuda are all of that and more. They are 365 beachs; one for every day of the year.   

 

The islands enjoy low-density development covering 170 sq. miles with a mix between restored 17th century living museums and 21st century Caribbean style structures. The undulating terrain makes the islands ideal for real estate development.  Peaceful sunrises and romantic sunsets are all part of the year- long tranquil climate of cool days and nights. 

 

Antigua and Barbuda has a stable economy with a long history of democratic governance. Seventy-five thousand friendly people populate this paradise.

 

Antigua is a hilly island with a heavily indented coast, while Barbuda is a flat coral island dominated by a large lagoon on its western side. Most residents are of African ancestry. Anglicanism is the predominant religion. Tourism is the most important industry, and there is a growing offshore financial services sector. Agriculture, fishing, and manufacturing are also pursued. Periodic hurricanes can cause heavy damage to the islands. The country has a parliamentary-style government with a bicameral legislature. The British monarch is the titular head of state, but primary executive power lies with the prime minister.

 

Antigua and Barbuda, the beach is just the beginning!

 

Parts from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2004.

 

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