Tagged: Antigua and Barbuda

According to wholevehicles, Antigua and Barbuda is a small country located in the Caribbean Sea, just east of the Caribbean Islands. It is made up of two main islands, Antigua and Barbuda, which are separated by a narrow channel. The total area of the country is 442 square kilometers and its population is estimated to be around 90,000. Antigua has a tropical climate with an average temperature of around 25°C (77°F). The island has many beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, making it an ideal destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers alike. There are also several lagoons and harbors that provide excellent fishing opportunities. The highest point on the island is Boggy Peak at 402 meters (1,319 feet) above sea level. Barbuda lies 48 kilometers (30 miles) to the north of Antigua and is much smaller in size at 161 square kilometers (62 square miles). It has relatively flat terrain with two shallow lagoons on its western side. Barbuda’s climate is similar to Antigua’s but slightly cooler due to its distance from the equator. Its highest point is Mount Obama at 39 meters (128 feet) above sea level. The country’s government system follows the Westminster model with a governor-general representing Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, while executive power rests with a prime minister who heads up a cabinet comprised of ministers responsible for different areas such as finance, education, security, health etc. Since 1981 it has been an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Antigua and Barbuda relies heavily on tourism which accounts for more than half of its GDP as well as providing employment for over half its population. Fishing also plays an important role in the economy particularly in Barbuda where it provides livelihoods for many families living there. Other industries include manufacturing and agriculture which mainly consists of sugarcane production but also includes other cash crops like bananas and coconuts as well as livestock farming such as chickens, pigs and goats that are raised for both food consumption and export purposes. See paulfootwear for weather information in Antigua and Barbuda.