+268 is the dialing code for Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of the more prosperous of all the small island states of the Caribbean that were formerly British colonies. The white sandy beaches, which are said to be 365, attract many tourists. The country also makes money from foreign companies that benefit from favorable tax rules. Almost the entire population lives on Antigua. In Barbuda, besides thousands of people, there is one of the world’s largest colonies of frigate birds.
- Abbreviationfinder: Brief profiles of Antigua and Barbuda, including geography, history, politics, economics as well as common acronyms about this country.
Geography and climate
Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Leeward Islands (Läö Islands), which in turn are part of the small group of Antilles in the Caribbean (Caribbean). Antigua, which is the main island, lies four miles south of the smaller island of Barbuda, and just over five miles east of the small uninhabited rock island of Redonda.
All three islands are in short supply of fresh water. Antigua is lowland but hilly in the southwest. Especially in the northeast, the coast of Antigua is irregular with many bays, reefs and small islands. Barbuda is completely flat with smooth coasts. Adjacent to Barbuda’s lagoon is nesting the world’s largest colony of frigate birds.
The climate in Antigua and Barbuda is tropical and drier than most other Caribbean islands, as no high mountains capture moisture from the ever-winding northeast pass. However, Antigua gets a little more rain than Barbuda. The islands are located in a hurricane-stricken area. Most rain falls between September and November, which is the end of the hurricane season.
The major environmental problems are the lack of fresh water and the destruction of coral reefs caused by hurricanes and tourists.
|Cultivated land||20.5 %|
|Land area||442 km 2|
Population and health
|Population development||1.24 ‰|
|Urban population (Urbanization)||23.8 %|
|Death rate||5.69 per 1000 residents|
|Life expectancy: Women||78.53 years|
|Life expectancy: Men||74.23 years|
|Birth rate||15.85 births per 1000 residents|
|Infant mortality||12.87 deaths / 1000 births|
Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com
|Electricity, production||315 million kWh|
|Energy consumption per resident||1729.9 kg. oil per resident|
|Natural gas, production||million cubic meters|
|Crude oil, production||million tons|
|Internet users||89.7 per 100 residents|
|Mobile subscriptions||120 per 100 residents|
|Passenger cars||230 per 1000 residents|
Business and economics
|Unemployment||11% of the workforce|
|GDP||23600 per resident|
|Primary occupations||7 %|
|Secondary profession||11 %|
|Tertiary professions||82 %|
FACTS – GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
442 km2 (2018)
Swedish –5 hours
Capital with number of residents
St. John’s 21,643
Other major cities
All Saints (at Antigua), Codrington (at Barbuda)
Boggy Peak (at Antigua, 402 m asl)
Average Precipitation / year
1 000 mm
Average / day