The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. It is the largest of the British Leeward Islands known as the “Island of Beaches” surrounded with pristine beaches of clean turquoise waters, soft breezes, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef which makes tourism its key industry.
Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, it is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles, Barbuda is a flat coral island with an area of only 68 sq miles. The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John’s on Antigua.
The currency is East Caribbean Dollar which is pegged to the US Dollar.
Antigua Elizabeth II is the present Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, having served in that position since the islands’ independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.
The Island is internationally famous for its yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre. During Antigua Sailing Week, at the end of April and beginning of May, the annual world-class regatta brings many sailing vessels and sailors to the island to play sports.
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