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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a two-island nation located in the Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, as well as several smaller islands. The capital and largest city is St. John’s, located on the island of Antigua. The official language is English and the currency is the East Caribbean dollar. The government is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The current Prime Minister is Gaston Browne.

Antigua and Barbuda has a rich history, with the islands being originally settled by the indigenous Arawak people prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. The islands were later colonized by the British and were a part of the British West Indies until gaining independence in 1981.

Antigua and Barbuda is known for its natural beauty, including its beaches, coral reefs, and the island of Barbuda’s pink sand beaches. The country also has a rich culture, particularly its music, dance, and festivals, such as the Antigua Carnival and the Barbuda Music Festival.

The economy of Antigua and Barbuda is based on tourism, agriculture, and international business services. The country is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty and warm climate, and the government has been investing in the development of the tourism industry. Agriculture includes the production of crops such as sugarcane, cotton and fruits. international business services also contribute to the economy.

The population of Antigua and Barbuda is around 97,000 people, and is composed of a mix of different ethnic groups, with the majority of people being of African descent. English is the official language, but many people also speak a Creole language known as Antiguan Creole. The country has a diverse religious structure with a large number of Christians, as well as followers of other religions such as Rastafarianism.