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Area: Antigua: 280 sq km (108 sq miles)

Barbuda: 161 sq km (62 sq miles)

Total Land Area: 441 sq km (170 sq miles)

Population: 72 000 (2009)

Capital: St John's

Language: English is the only language spoken

Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Moravian, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and Baptist

Time Zones: GMT -4.

Electricity: 220 and 110 volts AC 60 Cycles

Passport: Preferred, but not mandatory for citizens of Canada, USA and UK. In lieu of passports, citizens must present a valid birth certificate and official photo identification; Passports

Currency: Eastern

Health: No vaccinations required by persons travelling direct to Antigua

Climate: Year round warm sunny climate ranging from a low of 25C in January to a high of 29C in August; Gentle northeast Trade Winds, low annual rainfall,

International Dialling Code: 1 + 268 + local number

Geography of Antigua:

The country is comprised of two main islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a uninhabited rocky islet, Redonda. The islands form part of the chain of islands known as the Lesser Antilles and are situated 250 miles southeast of San Juan in the sub-grouping of the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua's coastline curves into a multitude of coves giving the island its renowned 365 beaches. Boggy Point in the south is, at 1,319 feet, Antigua's highest point.

Barbuda lies 48 kms north of Antigua. It is flat with several miles of unbroken beaches. It is a haven for hundreds of bird species, including the magnificent Frigate birds, fallow deer, guinea birds and wild boars.

Map of Antigua


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