Antigua and Barbuda Flag
The flag of Antigua and Barbuda is a red, white, and blue flag with a black horizontal band running from the upper left corner to the upper right corner. The flag was officially adopted on February 27, 1967, following Antigua and Barbuda's independence from the United Kingdom.
The color red on the flag of Antigua and Barbuda represents the sun, which is a symbol of life and energy. The color white represents peace and purity, and the color blue represents hope and the Caribbean Sea.
The black horizontal band on the flag represents the African heritage of the people of Antigua and Barbuda. The black color is also thought to represent the island's past, which includes a history of slavery and colonization.
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Antigua and Barbuda is a country located in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. It is made up of two main islands, Antigua and Barbuda, as well as a number of smaller islands. Antigua and Barbuda has a rich history and culture, with a unique blend of African, Caribbean, and British influences.
The history of Antigua and Barbuda dates back to pre-Columbian times, and the islands were first settled by indigenous Amerindian tribes. In the 17th century, the islands were colonized by the British, and became a part of the Leeward Islands British colony. Antigua and Barbuda gained its independence from Britain in 1981.
Today, Antigua and Barbuda is known for its stunning natural beauty, with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical vegetation. The country is home to a number of protected areas, including the Antigua Rainforest Reserve and the Barbuda Cays Marine National Park, which are home to a variety of plant and animal species.
The culture of Antigua and Barbuda is a blend of African, Caribbean, and British influences, with the official language of the country being English. The majority of the population is Christian, with the largest denomination being the Anglican Church. Antigua and Barbuda has a strong tradition of music and dance, with a number of annual festivals and events that celebrate the country's cultural heritage.
|Country codes||AG, ATG (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Official languages||Antiguan and Barbudan Creole|
|Religion||92.7% Christianity, 66.6% Protestantism, 26.1% Other Christian, 3.6% Rastafari, 1.9% No religion, 1.1% Baha'i faith, 0.7% Other|
|Capital city||Saint John's|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Organization of American States|
|Population density||223 per Km2 (576 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||26.2 % of the population is urban (25,682 people in 2020)|
|Median age||34.0 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 440 Km2 (170 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Boggy Peak on Antigua (402 m, 1 319 ft)|
|Lowest point||Caribbean Sea|
|GDP per capita||$ 15,781 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Eastern Caribbean dollar ($, XCD)|
|Internet TLD||.ag (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Antigua and Barbuda Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Antigua and Barbuda