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Flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

Each Endeavouring, All Achieving.

 

General


Population: 87,884 (2011)
Land Area: 442,6 sq km
Natural Resources: None
Capital: Saint John's
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Winston Baldwin Spencer (2004)
Languages: English
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Major Religions: Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, Other Christian 5.4%, Other 2%, None 5.8% (2001)
Major Ethnicities: African 91%, Mixed 4.4%, Caucasian 1.7%, Other 2.9% (2001)
Life Expectancy: 75.48 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.099 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.433 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 16,500 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -4.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.8%, Industry 22%, Services 74.3% (2002)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7%, Industry 11%, Services 82% (1983)
Industries: Tourism, construction, light manufacturing
Agriculture Products: Cotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane, livestock
Human Development Index: 0.764 (60th)
Tourism Revenue: 272 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 11% (2001)

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Army Size: 170 (2003)
Budget: 0.59% of GDP (2004)

Current Situation

 

Antigua and Barbuda is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, it is bordered by several other islands states and island dependencies. The economy is based highly on tourism, which has suffered lately from lower tourist volumes.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Antigua and Barbuda
Wikipedia: Antigua and Barbuda
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ATG.html

Updated on: December 1, 2011