10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Antigua and Barbuda But Should
The Antigua and Barbuda is a twin island nation tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The island nation is a popular holiday site for the discerning travellers. If you are planning a trip there, you will need to know the following facts about her.
1. The nation's capital is located in Antigua and it is called St. Johns
2. Although the country is made of two major islands, it also have a host of smaller islands including; Great Bird, Maiden, Long, Green, Guinea, York Islands and Redonda.
3. The country is fondly referred to as the 'Land with 365 beaches' due to the large number of beaches surrounding it.
4. Its official language is English while its governance system is Parliamentary democracy. The head of State is Queen Elizabeth II of UK.
5. The first inhabiters of the Island were the hunter-gatherer Amerindians
6. The administrative units in the country comprise of 6 parishes and 2 dependents.
7. Tourism accounts for more than half the GDP and thus as a guest of the country, you will be treated like royalty.
8. The country is home to 85,632 people of whom 94% are black of mulatto, 4.4 % mixed race, 1.7% white and 2.9 5 others.
9. Among the religions practiced on the island include; Christianity, Rastafari Movement, Judaism, Islam and Bahai Faith.
10. The official language of the country is English, but the Antiguan Creole is widely spoken.
Welcome to the land of 365 beaches. You will acquire a head-turning tan that will make your peers back home jealous.