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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

    Governor-General: Rodney Williams (2014)

    Prime Minister: Gaston Browne (2014)

    Total area: 170 sq mi (440 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 91,295 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 15.94/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.29/1000; life expectancy: 76.12

    Capital and largest city (2011 est.): St. John's, 27,000

    Other large cities: English Harbour, 2,900; Codrington (capital of Barbuda), est. pop. 870

    Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar

    Current government officials

    Languages: English (official), local dialects

    Ethnicity/race: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9%

    Religions: Protestant 76.4% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%), Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)

    National Holiday: Independence Day (National Day), November 1

    Literacy rate: 99% (2011 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $1.61 billion; per capita $18,400 (2013 est.). Real growth rate: 1.7% (2012 est.). Inflation: 3% (2013 est.). Unemployment: 11% (2001 est.). Arable land: 9.09%. Agriculture: cotton, fruits, vegetables, bananas, coconuts, cucumbers, mangoes, sugarcane; livestock. Labor force: 30,000 (1991); agriculture: 3.8%, industry: 22%, services: 74.3% (2002 est.). Industries: tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances). Natural resources: negl.; pleasant climate fosters tourism. Exports: $55 million (2013 est.): petroleum products 48%, manufactures 23%, machinery and transport equipment 17%, food and live animals 4%, other 8%. Imports: $340.8 million (2013 est.): food and live animals, machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, oil. Major trading partners: Poland, UK, Germany, Italy, China, U.S., Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (2006).

    Member of Commonwealth of Nations

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 35,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 179,800 (2012). Radio broadcast stations: state-controlled Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS) operates 1 TV station; multi-channel cable TV subscription services are available; ABS operates 1 radio station; roughly 15 radio stations, some broadcasting on multiple frequencies (2007). Television broadcast stations: 2 (1997). Internet hosts: 11,532 (2012). Internet users: 65,000 (2009).

    Transportation: Highways: total: 1,170 km, paved: 386 km, unpaved: 784 km (2011). Ports and harbors: Saint John's. Airports: 3 (2013).

    International disputes: none.

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