59 Fascinating Facts About Antigua and Barbuda

Each year, Antigua and Barbuda attract thousands of visitors to their pure white beaches. A Caribbean Island of unmatched beauty, with sand beaches, tropical greenery, and a plethora of cultural attractions. The teeny-tiny island group is home to the most breathtaking vistas and delectable native food in the Caribbean. This, paired with a lengthy and colorful history and friendly residents, makes it difficult to justify a visit. Antigua & Barbuda is now one of the Caribbean islands' most popular all-inclusive destinations, particularly popular with honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway, but also ideal for families and anyone who enjoys beaches and calm sea ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, or playing. Check out these fascinating facts before planning your next vacation to the island country of Antigua & Barbuda.

Fascinating Facts

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Antigua and Barbuda is a Caribbean country comprised of two small islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and 35 minor islands.
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Antigua and Barbuda is one of the world's smallest countries, located 182nd in area.
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Antigua's highest peak is only 1,319 feet above sea level (402 meters). Located in the Shekerley Mountains, a group of high hills.
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In Antigua and Barbuda, sailing is an important sport.
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Antigua and Barbuda both lack rivers and lakes. Due to the rainfall, they have a few streams!
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While Antigua and Barbuda is the official name, the region consists of three islands. This group includes Antigua and Barbuda, as well as Redonda.
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It is an island nation with no geographical boundaries.
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Antigua and Barbuda were one of the primary exporters of guano at one time.
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It is bounded on the northwest by Anguilla, on the south by Guadeloupe and Dominica, on the southwest by Montserrat, and the west by Saint Kitts and Nevis. Both islands also have Caribbean Sea coasts.
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The Antigua and Barbuda Museum is located in downtown St. John's in a colonization Court House that was erected in 1747 on the grounds of the city's first market.
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Due to the abundance of beaches along the coastline, it is also famous as the land of 365 beaches, with one beach for each day of the year.
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The official language of the country is English. As a former British colony, it's unsurprising that English became the country's official language.
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Although the United States Dollar is widely accepted, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the native currency.
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Antigua Has a Peak Dedicated to President Barack Obama. Mount Obama, the island's highest mountain, is fondly named. It was previously known as Boggy Peak, but the island changed its name in 2009 to commemorate Obama's historic election victory.
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This country is devoid of rivers. Desalination of seawater produces drinking water.
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Queen Elizabeth ii is the head of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Since 1981, when Antigua and Barbuda gained independence from the United Kingdom, it has been a commonwealth member.
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Both islands are predominantly low-lying and composed of coral and limestone, with some higher volcanic sections.
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Antigua and Barbuda's national dish is Fungee and Pepper Pot.
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Antigua consists of world's rarest snakes.
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The frigate bird is this country's national bird. These birds are a sight to behold and are frequently seen hopping around beaches.
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Antigua & Barbuda, with its stunning beaches and historic architecture, has become a haven for visitors worldwide.
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Cricket is the national sport. And it is revered as if it were a religion. And despite its small population, Antigua boasts some of the world's top cricket players. Sir. Viv Richards is a national hero in Antigua.
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Barbuda is home to the Western Hemisphere's Largest Frigate Bird Colony.
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In restaurants, a 10% gratuity is automatically added to the bill.
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Battle between Antigua and Barbuda over a shortage of fresh water.
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In Antigua and Barbuda, the clocks do not change, and the country has never followed daylight savings time.
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Antigua and Barbuda's entire land area is 171 square miles (442 square kilometers) — roughly four times the size of Bristol.
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Antigua and Barbuda's national animal is the Fallow deer (Dama dama).
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There are numerous dive shops, and you may go scuba diving in the ocean, which is rich with marine life. During the searches, look for dolphins, whales, stingrays, and a variety of other fish.
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Barbuda was one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. It took a direct hit, destroying up to 95% of the island. The economic cost was staggering, totaling $136 million.
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Antigua Carnival is one of the year's most anticipated events. Carnival is observed in Antigua on the anniversary of the island's freedom from slavery, which occurred in late July or early August.
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The national dish of the island is fungi, pronounced foon-jee.
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People can get married in this country at the age of 18.
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In Antigua and Barbuda, christianity is the most widely professed.
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Antigua and Barbuda benefit from a tropical maritime environment with slight seasonal variation in temperature.
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In Antigua and Barbuda, same-sex acts are prohibited.
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Although Antigua and Barbuda lack a diverse diversity of fauna, you can spot wild deer, pigs, donkeys, sea turtles, mongoose, and racer snakes, as well as numerous migrating birds.
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Bermuda does indeed have a pink beach.
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Compulsory education in this country lasts 12 years.
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The majority Antigua and Barbuda 's population is of west African ancestry.
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Antigua and Barbuda obtained independence in 1981 after 349 years as a British colony.
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Antigua is not an ideal destination for lone visitors, particularly if you enjoy meeting new people and attending parties.
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On these islands, the United States maintains two military bases.
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Tourism, construction, and light manufacturing comprise its economy.
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Antigua and Barbuda exports to Poland account for more than 60% of total exports and mainly consist of parts for passenger and freight ships.
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Oprah Winfrey holds a vacation residence on the island of Antigua
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The primary exports are petroleum products, machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, and live animals.
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The Antigua and Barbuda islands have been inhabited for about 5,000 years!
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In Antigua and Barbuda, there are no rivers.
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Antigua & Barbuda is not a budget travel destination. The cheapest hotels are still significantly more expensive than the average for a cheap hotel anywhere else.
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This country's average life expectancy is 74.7 years.
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Adults in this country smoke an average of 31 cigarettes each month.
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Antigua and Barbuda are represented by one of the most remarkable flags in the world.
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Christopher Columbus explored the country in 1493.
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Antigua was once a port of call for the Colombian cartel and Israel.
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Antigua and Barbuda cultivate fruits, cotton, bananas, and vegetables, in addition to raising animals.
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On November 1, 1981, the country declared independence from the British Empire.
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Wadadli or Waladli are the local names for Antigua.
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Antigua and Barbuda were one of the first countries in the world to permit online gambling.

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