Antigua & Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 442 km²

Geography – Mostly low lying islands

Language – English

Religion – Christian – Anglican, Protestant, Roman Catholic

Monetary Unit – East Caribbean dollar

Natural Resources – Negligible

Agriculture – cotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane; livestock

Industry – tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)

Antigua and Barbuda Map

Neighbouring Countries – none

Population – 91,295 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 0.5%

Average Life Expectancy – 72.4

Capital City – St John’s (population 81,799)

Highest Mountain – Boggy Peak (402 m)

Longest River – none – some small rivers only

Climate – Constant temperatures year round 21°C to 36°C

Yearly Rainfall – 160 cm approx mostly during the wet season July – November

 

Plant Life – Scrub, tropical plants, Palmetto and seaside mangrove, red cedar, white cedar, mahogany, whitewood, acacia, coconut, palm, tamarind, breadfruit

Animal Life – deer, wild pig, bat, donkey, goat, deer, land turtle, gecko, lizard, racer snake,

Bird Life – tropical birds, pelican, frigate bird, osprey, hummingbird, guinea fowl, pigeon and wild duck

Aquatic Life – Coral reef, humpback whale, sea turtle, barracuda, dolphin, angelfish, lobster, sea urchin, crab

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Antigua and Barbuda. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/antiguabarbuda.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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