ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
440 km2 (182nd)

Capital
St. John's

Language
English

Motto
'Each Endeavouring, All Achieving'

National Flower
Dagger Log (Agave karatto)

National Animal
Frigate (Fregata magnificens)

National Animal
Fallow deer (Dama dama)

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Antigua and Barbuda Flag

Antigua and Barbuda is a nation in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises of two noteworthy islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and various littler islands (counting Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The island of Antigua was investigated by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa María La Antigua. Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda island was first colonized in 1678. Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958. With the separation of the league, it ended up one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967. Following without anyone else's input administering on its interior issues, autonomy was allowed from United Kingdom on 1 November 1981. Antigua and Barbuda remains an individual from the Commonwealth and Elizabeth II is the nation's ruler and head of state.


Coat of Arms


Antigua and Barbuda Coat of Arms

Territory


Antigua and Barbuda Map

440 km2 (182nd)


Capital


Antigua and Barbuda Capital

St. John's

St. John's is the capital and biggest city of Antigua and Barbuda, situated in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. St. John's is the business focus of the country and the main port of the island of Antigua. The settlement of St. John's has been the authoritative focal point of Antigua and Barbuda since the islands were first colonized in 1632, and it turned into the seat of government when the country accomplished freedom in 1981. St. John's is a standout amongst the most created and cosmopolitan regions in the Lesser Antilles. The city is celebrated for its shopping centers just as boutiques all through the city, selling planner gems and high fashion garments. St. John's draws in vacationers from the hotels on the island and from the voyage ships which dock in its harbor at Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay a few times each week. The venture banking industry has a solid nearness in the city. Real world money related organizations have workplaces in St. John's.


Languague


Antigua and Barbuda Languague

English



Motto


Antigua and Barbuda Motto

'Each Endeavouring, All Achieving'



National Flower


Antigua and Barbuda National Flower

Dagger Log (Agave karatto)

"Dagger log," likewise "batta log," is local to the Windward Islands of the Caribbean West Indies, including Antigua and Barbuda; it is the national bloom of both Antigua and Barbuda. They are not found in the wild somewhere else in North America. The basic names allude to the utilization of the inflexible blossoming stalks to make angling pontoons. The white inside mash of the leaves was likewise utilized for lure.


National Animal


Antigua and Barbuda National Animal

Frigate (Fregata magnificens)

The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) is a seabird of the frigatebird family Fregatidae. With a length of 89– 114 centimeters (35– 45 in) and wingspan of 2.17– 2.44 m (7.1– 8.0 ft) it is the biggest types of frigatebird. It happens over tropical and subtropical waters off America, between northern Mexico and Ecuador on the Pacific coast and among Florida and southern Brazil along the Atlantic coast. There are likewise populaces on the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific and the Cape Verde islands in the Atlantic. The radiant frigatebird is a huge, softly fabricated seabird with caramel dark plumage, long thin wings and a profoundly forked tail. The male has a striking red gular sac which it expands to pull in a mate. The female is marginally bigger than the male and has a white bosom and paunch. Frigatebirds feed on fish taken in departure from the sea's surface (regularly flying fish), and some of the time enjoy kleptoparasitism, irritating different flying creatures to constrain them to disgorge their nourishment.


National Animal


Antigua and Barbuda National Animal

Fallow deer (Dama dama)

The fallow deer (dama) is a ruminant warm blooded creature having a place with the family Cervidae. This basic species is local to Europe, yet has been acquainted with Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, South Africa, Fernando Pó, São Tomé, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, Seychelles, Comoro Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Cyprus, Israel, Cape Verde, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, the Falkland Islands, and Peru. The male neglected deer is known as a buck, the female is a doe, and the youthful a grovel. Grown-up bucks are 140– 160 cm (55– 63 in) long, 85– 95 cm (33– 37 in) in shoulder stature, and commonly 60– 100 kg (130– 220 lb) in weight; does are 130– 150 cm (51– 59 in) long, 75– 85 cm (30– 33 in) in shoulder tallness, and 30– 50 kg (66– 110 lb) in weight. The biggest bucks may gauge 190 cm (75 in) long and weigh 150 kg (330 lb). Fawns are conceived in spring around 30 cm (12 in) and weigh around 4.5 kg (9.9 lb). Their life expectancy is around 12– 16 years. Much variety happens in the coat shade of the species, with four fundamental variations: normal, menil, melanistic, and leucistic.


Demonym(s)

Antiguan Barbudan/Barbudian

Population

100,963
(2016 estimate)

Currency

East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time Zone

UTC-4 (AST)

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