Overview of Antigua and Barbuda

Overview of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.


Capital and largest city: Saint John's

Official language: English

Local language: Antiguan Creole

Demonym: Antiguan, Barbudan

Government: Parliamentary democracy

under a federal constitutional monarchy
- Head of State Elizabeth II
- Governor-General Dame Louise Lake-Tack
- Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer

Independence from the United Kingdom
- Date November 1, 1981

- Total 440 km2 (195th)
- Water (%) negligible


  • 2016 estimate 100,963 (199th)
  • 2011 census 81,799
  • Density 186/km2 (481.7/sq mi)

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time zone: AST (UTC-4)

Drives on the left

ISO 3166 code AG

Internet TLD .ag

Calling code +1-268