Antigua and Barbuda BASIC INFOMATION
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|UTC/GMT -4 HOURS|
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|17°21'47"N / 61°47'21"W|
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TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Antigua and Barbuda banks list|
Antigua and Barbuda Introduction
Antigua and Barbuda is located in the leeward islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, facing Guadeloupe to the south and Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west. It is composed of the three islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda: Antigua is a limestone island with an area of 280 square kilometers. The island has rare rivers, sparse forests, winding coastlines, many harbours and headlands, dry climate and land It is a hurricane belt, often hit by hurricanes; Barbuda is located on a coral island about 40 kilometers north of Antigua. The territory is flat, densely forested, and abundant in wildlife. Codlington is the only village on the island; Ray Dongda is an uninhabited reef about 40 kilometers southwest of Antigua. |
【Profile】Located in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. It has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 27°C. The average annual precipitation is about 1,020 mm.
In 1493, Columbus arrived on the island during his second voyage to the Americas and named the island after the Church of Antigua in Seville, Spain. From 1520 to 1629, it was invaded by Spanish and French colonists successively. It was occupied by Britain in 1632. In 1667, it officially became a British colony under the "Treaty of Breda". In 1967, it became a link state of the United Kingdom and established an internal self-government government. Independence was declared on November 1, 1981 and is now a member of the Commonwealth.
[Politics] After independence, the Labor Party has been in power for a long time and the political situation is relatively stable. In the general election held in March 2004, the United Progressive Party won 12 seats, the party's first victory in the national election since the independence of Anba. The party leader Baldwin Spencer (Baldwin Spencer) becomes prime minister. The regime has a smooth transition. In early 2005, the Anba government was reorganized. The political situation is stable.
[Administrative divisions] The country is divided into 3 islands, Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda. Antigua has 6 administrative regions, namely St. John, St. Peter, St. George, St. Philip, St. Mary and St. Paul.
Reposted from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
is dominant in the national economy, and tourism income accounts for about 50% of GDP. 35% of the labor force in the country is engaged in tourism. Antigua is famous for its beaches, international rowing competitions and carnivals. Barbuda is relatively underdeveloped, but the various wildlife on the island also attracts a large number of tourists every year. From 2001 to 2002, the development of the tourism industry stagnated slightly. In 2003, the number of tourists began to pick up, with about 200,000 overnight tourists and 470,000 cruise tourists. In 2006, the total number of tourists was 747,342, including 289,807 overnight tourists, an increase of 8.5% year-on-year. Tourists mainly came from the United States, Europe, Canada and other countries in the Caribbean.