World Countries: Antigua and Barbuda
Located in the Leeward Islands group in the Caribbean, the country consists of the islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda. (Redonda is basically uninhabited.)
The islands are made up of coral as well as volcanic rock and limestone. Antigua is marked by an indented coastline with numerous bays and harbors. The interior has much bare scrubland.
The tropical climate suffers from unusually low rainfall and is subject to droughts.
According to the CIA World Factbook, on Antigua
and Barbuda's flag, pictured above, the rising sun
represents the dawn of a new era. The color blue
symbolizes hope, the red represents the energy of
the people, and the black represents the African
heritage shared by the majority of the people..
Antigua and Barbuda
July 2011 Estimate: 87,884
Formed in 1981 after achieving full independence from Britain.
See also the Caribbean island countries of: The Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.