Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda flagAntigua and Barbuda <<an TEE guh and bahr BOO duh>> is an island nation within the Caribbean Sea. It’s made up of three islands—Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda. The islands lie about 430 miles (692 kilometers) north of Venezuela. St. John’s, the nation’s capital and largest metropolis, lies on the coast of Antigua.

Antigua covers 108 sq. miles (280 km2). Barbuda covers sixty two sq. miles (161 km2). Redonda covers just one/2 sq. mile (1.three km2). A lot of the nation’s individuals reside on Antigua.

The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are principally flat. They have been shaped from volcanoes worn down by wind and rain. The 2 islands have lovely seashores. Redonda is a rocky place with little flowers.

Tourism is the nation’s main enterprise, and it supplies work for many individuals. Sugar and cotton are essential crops within the nation.

Antigua and Barbuda mapCarib Indians have been the primary individuals to stay on Antigua and Barbuda. In 1493, Christopher Columbus turned the primary European to succeed in Antigua. Britain managed Antigua within the 1600’s. African slaves labored sugar farms. These black African slaves are the ancestors of most people in Antigua and Barbuda at the moment.

Antigua and Barbuda turned an unbiased nation in 1981. The nation is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.The British monarch is the top of state.

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