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Antigua and Barbuda

General Facts

Area: 440 km2 (170 sq miles)

Capital City: St. John's

Population: 100,963 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 153 km (95 miles)

Currency: Easter Caribbean Dollar (XCD), but the US Dollar is widely used.

Government: Constitutional Monarchy


Temperatures average 24°c (75°f) in January and 29°c (84°f) in July, with cooling tradewinds from the east and northeast. Rainfall averages 117 cm (46 in) per year; September through November is the wettest period. The islands have been subject to periodic droughts and to autumn hurricanes.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. St. John's (22,634)

2. All Saints (3,412)

3. Liberta (2,239)

4. Potter's Village (2,067)

5. Bolans (1,785 )

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