Where is Antigua and Barbuda?

Located in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Antigua and Barbuda is a North American country covering 443.00 km2. The area includes Redonad which is 1.6 sq km. This makes it the 14th smallest country in the world and about 1/3 the size of Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 17 03 N, 61 48 W and St. John's is the capital city.

The name "Antiguo" is Spanish for "ancient" or "old".

Its ISO code is AG.


Antigua and Barbuda has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Mount Obama which is 402m above tall.

It has a tropical maritime climate with little to no temperature variation. It is mostly composed of limestone and coral, although some higher volcanic areas exist.


Antigua and Barbuda has a population of 93,581 making it the 196th largest in the world. Antigua holds approximately 97% of the country's population.

English is the official language, and Antiguan creole is also spoken. The most common ethnic groups reported are black, mixed, and hispanic. The population is mostly Protestant, with Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, and Pentecostal being the largest groups.

The dialing code for the country is -267.


Antigua and Barbuda is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. Its constitution was last ratified in 1981.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Antigua and Barbuda's GDP is $2,171,000,000.00 (USD) with $24,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 192nd largest economy and its citizens the 74th richest in the world. The currency of Antigua and Barbuda is the Dollar (XCD). Its main exports are petroleum products, bedding, and handicrafts. Its major imports include food and live animals, machinery, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017