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Antigua and Barbuda


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Destination Antigua and Barbuda, a dual-island nation in the West Indies, east-southeast of Puerto Rico and about 100 km north of Guadeloupe.

Antigua and Barbuda is part of the Leeward Islands and consists of two inhabited main islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands and the small uninhabited Redonda island about 50 km west-southwest of Antigua. The island nation shares maritime borders with Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla (UK), Montserrat (UK) and Saint Barthélemy (France).

With an area of 442 km² the islands are slightly smaller than Andorra, or about 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.

The highest elevation on the archipelago is Mt. Obama (formerly Boggy Peak) with 402 m (1,319 ft.), the hill is located on the island of Antigua, it is named after U.S. President Barack Obama. Antigua boasts the largest expanse of freshwater in the whole of the Caribbean, Potworks Dam is a man-made lake nearly two km long by one km wide.

The island nation has a population of 89,000 (2016 est.), most people live on Antigua, while Barbuda is sparsely populated. Capital and largest city is St. John's on Antigua. Spoken languages is English (official) and Antiguan Creole.




Tricia Lovell

2012 | Six month training
Policy and Planning
Antigua and Barbuda

Larique Desroy Devron Hackshaw

2015 | Six month training
Company Management
Antigua and Barbuda