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Map of Antigua

Map of Antigua and Barbuda

The capital of Antigua is Saint John's.

Antigua Flag

Flag of Antigua

The flag of Antigua is blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms cantered in the outer half of the flag.

The coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with blue wavy water below.

Antigua - Background Information

The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when Columbus landed; on his second voyage, in 1493.

Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667.

Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834.

The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

Geographically

Caribbean - islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; east-southeast of Puerto Rico.

Administrative Divisions

6 parishes:

Saint George; Saint John; Saint Mary; Saint Paul; Saint Peter; Saint Philip.

2 dependencies:

Barbuda; Redonda.

Independence

1st November, 1981 (from the UK).

National Holiday

National Day: 1st November.

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