Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda (Spanish for "Ancient" and "Bearded") is an island nation located on the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. As its name suggests, it consists of two major islands; Antigua and Barbuda; as well as a number of smaller islets. Antigua has a population of 85,000, comprised chiefly of a mixture of people of West African, British and Portuguese descent. With about 365 beaches on Antigua, further beaches of pink and white sands on Barbuda, coves that were once volcanic craters and luxuriant palms the country was an early proponent of sea and sun tourism.

Established
1981-11-01
Joined Commonwealth
1981
Capital City
St. John Antigua and Barbuda
Demonym
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Antiguan, Barbudan
Country motto
Each Endeavouring, All Achieving
Size
108 square miles.
Population
85,632
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
184 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 57)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$1615000000 (World ranking:192)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.830 (World ranking:59)
Currency Code
XCD
Country calling code
1 268
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