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The island spans 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, with a total area of 108.5 sq. miles. The climate is tropical with lows of 70 degrees F and highs of 100 degrees F and daily rain showers(45''/year). There are 365 beaches around the perimeter of the island, whereas inland is mountainous and contains much farm land.

Antigua is divided into 6 parishes, one of which, St. Johns, is the capital. The neighboring countries enjoy a similar climate, tourist attractions, and carribean culture.

Why leave Antigua?Many natives leave the island. Some reasons are jobs elsewhere, education, and family in another country.Why go to Antigua?Antigua is a well known vacation spot, where people go for the weather and tourist attractions.

Antigua is an island located in the Carribean Sea in North America, with an absolute location of 17° 7' N, 61° 50' W. This small island neighbors Barbuda, Montserrat (U.K.), Dominica, Anguilla (U.K.), and US Virgin Islands. If you were to travel to this country from Boston, MA, it would take about 6 hours on a plane, spanning approx. 1,829 miles.

There are cars and bicycles to get around the island, but the only ways to get to and from the island itself is by plane or boat. Antigua exports sugar, petroleum, and handcrafts. Their major imports are machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, oils, and food. The USA is the island's leading import partner.

The two major uses of the land are farming and tourist industries. The coastlines have been adapted with resorts and tourist activites and the rural part of Antigua is used for farming crops and animals. A majority of Antiguans live in the major cities, such as the captial St. Johns, which is host to over 1/3 of the island's population.

The celebration of Carnival

National Anthem of Antigua


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