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Location Overview / Where is Antigua located?:
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico.† Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda are located in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. Located to the south are Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.
Antigua, the largest of the British Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles. Its highest point is Boggy Peak (1319 ft.), located in the southwestern corner of the island.
Barbuda, with an area of 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north. The island is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, mostly very rocky and flat. Much of the island is covered in bush and there are unmarked roads and tracks to the beaches. There is really only one main road on the island. It is possible to cycle almost as easily as driving as speed is of no importance here.
Toiletries Toothpaste, tooth brush, shampoo, deodorant, bring your own bar of soap and make-up.
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Antigua History The first people that are known to have lived in Antigua are the SIBONEY or 'stone people' who were here in 1775 B.C.. They had stone and shell tools, and lived on whatever natural resources they could find. Traces of them are found at Jolly Beach, Deep Bay and North Sound.
Formed by volcanoes, the islands of Antigua and Barbuda were inhabited as early as 2400 B.C. Although Christopher ... more
Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism Contact the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism, 610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 311, New York, NY 10020 or call 212-541-4117. In Canada: the Antigua and Barbuda Dept. of Tourism and Trade, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 304, Toronto, Ontario MT4 1N5, 416-961-3085. In the UK, Antigua House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1M 5LD or 0171-486-7073.
CURRENCY: The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (ECD) divided into 100 Cents.
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